Offers a comprehensive overview of worldwide slate deposits
Provides extensive information on slate properties
Includes numerous color maps, photographs, and charts
Part of the book series: Springer Mineralogy (MINERAL)
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Table of contents (7 chapters)
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.
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.
- Slate Properties
- Anisotropic Strengths
- Slate Deposits
- Clay Minerals
- Low-grade Metamorphism
- Dimension Stone
- Slate Standards
Authors and Affiliations
Geotechnical Institute, Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, Freiberg, Germany
Book Title: Slate as Dimension Stone
Book Subtitle: Origin, Standards, Properties, Mining and Deposits
Authors: Jörn Wichert
Series Title: Springer Mineralogy
Publisher: Springer Cham
eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-35666-8Published: 21 February 2020
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-35669-9Published: 21 February 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-35667-5Published: 20 February 2020
Series ISSN: 2366-1585
Series E-ISSN: 2366-1593
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XI, 492
Number of Illustrations: 22 b/w illustrations, 283 illustrations in colour
Topics: Geology, Mineralogy, Conservation Biology, Geotechnical Engineering and Applied Earth Sciences