TRAINING COURSE / WORKSHOP ON “DIMENSION STONE-CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS QUARRY MANAGEMENT, EVALUATION & MINING” Carrara (Italy), 18-20 June 2016

mer 30 MARZO 2016
An International Training Course/Workshop on “Dimension Stones and Construction Materials Quarry Management”,  will be organised in Carrara (Italy) from 18th to 20th June, 2016 by IMM Carrara S.p.A and AlpiConsult Stones (Marco Cosi DS expert). 

The Course/Workshop will be held straight after the Stone Conference STONECHANGE 2016 (Carrara, 16th-17th June 2016) and the Training Course on “Mineral Standard Reporting” (Carrara, 15th June 2016) organised by Internazionale Marmi Carrara S.p.A and PERC (Pan European Resources Reserves Reporting Committee), together with other International Institutions and the Technical Coordination of AlpiConsult Stones and Spanish Centro Tecnologico del Marmol (see website www.stonechange2016.com) The Course/Workshop will be mainly focused on Dimension Stones (DS) Quarry Management, with necessary mentions to other “low value minerals and materials” often deriving from DS mining such as waste, aggregates, sand, CaCO3 and many others.

The main objective of the Training Course/Workshop is to provide participants with the most exhaustive information and common rules about the evaluation, rational exploitation and, in general, the management of a DS quarry project (with mentions to other construction materials usually produced as waste in the DS mining). Special attention will also be given to environmental, safety aspects and new EU regulations on ethical code of conduct.


The Course/Workshop will be held from Saturday 18th to  Monday 20th June 2016.

  • Day 1: dedicated to theoretical sessions at IMM Carrara Training Center headquarters in Marina di Massa (Carrara). 
  • Day 2: (half day) devoted to a round table with discussion and presentation of cases histories both by trainers and trainees.
  • Day 3:  entirely dedicated to field work in the marble quarry/ies in the Carrara area.

See attached the detailed programme of the event and the related info on Logistics and Registration.