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The Pays rémois in the eastern Paris Basin is an administrative area of 1394 km2; in the surroundings of Reims (France). Two main geological substrata are separated by the Île-de-France cuesta: the Tertiary substratum in the western part is composed of various types of geomaterials (clay, sandstone, limestone, burrstone), whereas the substratum in the eastern part is composed only of Cretaceous Chalk. A field survey in each commune of the Pays rémois identified 26 building materials documented in a Geographic Information System database (GIS-database) that includes information about them (lithology, petrographical and petrophysical data, weathering) and the...

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