Decay of Stone

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


The accelerating rate of decay of cultural treasures of stone and concrete is becoming a familiar story. Fig. 72 a, 72 b, 72 c suggest the progress of decay in a sandstone sculpture, exposed to the elements since 1702 and photographed in 1908 and 1969. The weathering damage in the first 200 years was relatively mild compared with that suffered in the 60 Years of the present century.


Bulk Precipitation Sulfate Attack Sulfate Emission Cosmic Dust Photochemical Smog 
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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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