Pokarna, a leader among stone producers in India, recently opened its Cream Cashmere granite quarry in Buduruvada Village, Parvathipuram Mandal, Vizianagaram District, Andhra Pradesh, India. The almost 25-acre site currently produces three shades/patterns of the material.
With a history dating back to the 1800s, the Ozark Southern Stone quarry in Beaver, AR, has produced limestone for classic structures in the area and continues to supply current projects across the U.S.
A recent trip organized by the the Italian-American Chamber of Commerce of Chicago introduced a group of fabricators, architects and designers to Consortium Lapis and the products of its member companies in the Trapani region of Sicily
The government crackdown on illegal quarrying in the Madurai region of India remains ongoing, and according to a report in the Business Standard, the Tamil Nadu government has told Madras High Court that it was dealing with illegal granite quarrying "with an iron hand."
According to IBNLive.com, an Indian news source that works in conjunction with CNN, PRP Exports shareholder P. Palanichamy has named several former ministers, Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and government officials in the illegal mining "mafia" in the region.