This website provides information and promotes discussion on the proposal to create a new international designation labelled:

‘Global Heritage Stone Resource’

This designation seeks international recognition of those natural stone resources that have achieved widespread utilisation in human culture.
 The proposal is a project of the Heritage Stone Task Group (HSTG) of the International Union of Geological Sciences and  the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG) Commission C-10 Building Stone and Ornamental Rock.

It is also supported by the International Geoscience Programme with IGCP project 637 - Heritage stone designation.