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Rock and Stone

  • Erhard M. Winkler
Part of the Applied Mineralogy book series (MINERALOGY, volume 4)


Rock is the basic building material of the earth’s crust, and the original building material used by man. All rocks, called stone if fabricated, are composed of one or several kinds of minerals — these help to determine the physical and chemical properties of rocks. Detailed descriptive information on mineral properties is omitted here; it may be readily obtained from any text book on physical geology. The information, however, is summarized on a chart in Appendix A, with all mineral properties pertinent to the stone industry.


Sedimentary Rock Metamorphic Rock Igneous Rock Clastic Sediment Porphyritic Granite 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Erhard M. Winkler
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  1. 1.College of Science, Department of GeologyUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

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