Springer Mineralogy
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Slate as Dimension Stone

Origin, Standards, Properties, Mining and Deposits

Authors: Wichert, Jörn

  • Offers a comprehensive overview of worldwide slate deposits
  • Provides extensive information on slate properties
  • Includes numerous color maps, photographs, and charts
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About this book

This book offers a comprehensive review devoted exclusively to slate as dimension stone. Beginning with a description of the slate as dimension stone, the book describes the origin of slate and related geological phenomena.

It thoroughly explains key data acquisition methods and techniques, which are accompanied by extensive data. In turn, slate standards are introduced and compared with regard to their importance for product quality. The book covers in detail the specific petrographical, fabric, strength, physical properties and weathering behaviour of slates.

The chapter on mining and production provides an overview of the different forms of exploitation and related geotechnical aspects, together with production and workflow design, from the beginning to the final product.

The second part comprises a thorough description of worldwide slate deposits and their geology, properties and appearance as well as a brief introduction of the history.

Given its scope and accessible format, the book represents an essential guide for scientists, engineers, and professionals in geology, conservation science, architecture, and mining, as well as readers who are active in the slate industry.

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eBook $119.00
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: April 24, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-35667-5
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Hardcover $159.99
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  • Due: March 27, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-35666-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Slate as Dimension Stone
Book Subtitle
Origin, Standards, Properties, Mining and Deposits
Authors
Series Title
Springer Mineralogy
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-35667-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-35667-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-35666-8
Series ISSN
2366-1585
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 492
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 281 illustrations in colour
Topics