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LET NATURE INSPIRE YOU
OUR EVERYDAY LIFE IS ALL ABOUT MINING
Nature gives us many precious, inimitable products but, at the same time, she often makes life hard getting at them: take the pearls, hidden in oysters, in the depths of the sea, or the diamonds and gold buried in the bowels of the earth.
Granite a rock so hard it takes diamonds to cut it, can outcrop in impervious desert regions of Africa where heat, wind and sand make working conditions far from pleasant, where the only roads - if they do exist - are dirt tracks and where water and electricity have to be brought in. Anyway the specific weight of the product makes transport costs a decisive factor to opening up a new quarry.
Certainly modern technology has done much to ease Man's task and, with the introduction of the diamond wire-saw in the 1960s, a revolution in cutting occured which, with improvements and the perfection of other techiques (jet flame and rock drills) has meant that granites are now more widely available and in greater quantities than ever before.
GRANITES FROM THE HEART
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