In the Franconian Alb, between the Bavarian cities of Nuremberg and Munich, is the largest mining area for natural stone in Germany. There, the Jura marble, also called Jura or Jurassic lime, is mined. It is a pale yellow to blue-gray limestone, which has been used for centuries for gala products as well as for the construction of historic buildings in the region. Among other things, it was involved in the construction of the Eichstätt Cathedral.
At St. Göran's Hospital in Stockholm, a project requiring extensive blasting work is in progress. Moving rock close to a hospital filled with sensitive equipment, patients and staff, requires careful planning - and a drill rig with reduced noise level.
Palin Granit’s granite quarry in Ylämaa, Finland is an amazing sight to see. The smooth, sparkling boulders of Baltic Brown granite are lined up, the drillrig drills new blocks for removal, and the diamond wire cutting machine works it into smaller parts. A customer from Italy ambles between the rocks, selecting the right choice.
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