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Stones in monuments; natural and anthropogenic deterioration of marble artifacts

Marco Franzini
Stones in monuments; natural and anthropogenic deterioration of marble artifacts
European Journal of Mineralogy (August 1995) 7 (4): 735-743

Abstract

Marmo cotto or 'cooked marble' type of decay is caused by variations in T and P, or by soluble salts crystallizing inside the marble; these three causes are natural events and eventually reduce the marble to a calcite monocrystalline powder with high porosity and poor mechanical properties. The other decay scenario involves the development of Ca-oxalate patinas, thought to be due to the natural decay of organic materials spread onto monuments for finishing or conservation purposes; environmental pollution gives rise to inorganic acids which cause rapid removal of such patinas.


ISSN: 0935-1221
Serial Title: European Journal of Mineralogy
Serial Volume: 7
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Stones in monuments; natural and anthropogenic deterioration of marble artifacts
Author(s): Franzini, Marco
Affiliation: Universita di Pisa, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Pisa, Italy
Pages: 735-743
Published: 199508
Text Language: English
Publisher: Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Naegele u. Obermiller), Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany
References: 7
Accession Number: 1995-056091
Categories: Environmental geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: 3 tables
Country of Publication: Germany
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United KingdomTwickenhamUKUnited Kingdom
Update Code: 199520
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