Marble hunters track down their quarry in the UAE

DUBAI: The UAE is a country that loves its marble, for gleaming stone surfaces in shopping centres, palaces and mosques...The investigation into decorative stones was carried out by the British Geological Survey (BGS) as part of a 10-year, Dh90 million study of the Emirates that began in 2002...Two geologists collected samples from areas in the Hajjar mountains in October last year, taking the stones to be polished and then back to the UK for further tests.


13 November 2011