Natural Deformation of Rock and Stone

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


Most rocks were exposed to stresses in the earth’s crust in the geologic past. Such stresses cause cracking and faulting under near-surface brittle conditions, folding if more plastic, as at greater depth. The stresses are compressional, tensional or shear. The variety and combination of deformational features is almost unlimited and the basic concepts of faulting and folding are found in basic textbooks of physical geology, to which the reader is referred. This book deals with only those simple rock structures which influence the stone appearance, the stone quality and quarry operations.


Rock Burst Joint Surface Stress Relief Stone Block Dimension Stone 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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