Growing demand for materials suitable for decorative and building purposes has contributed significantly to the development of the mining and stone-processing industry. This database contains basic types of rocks that have been quarried for these purposes in the Czech Republic in past and presence.
The basis for thematic content was taken from specialized books and journals. Additional source of data is ongoing field survey, sampling and photodocumentation. In this way, a unique collection of decorative stones of the Czech Republic and their thin sections is developing, users can also find information about physico-mechanical characteristics of the stones in the database.