Chemical mobility of major elements during lixiviation experiments, in magmatic ornamental stones from Portugal

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Abstract

Six Portuguese magmatic ornamental stones were submitted to Soxhlet experiments during 10000 hours (approximately 416 days) in order to evaluate how the rain water affects the rock behavior as a dimension stone. Macroscopic alterations were observed in the rock fragments and chemical analysis of leaching water solutions revealed how major elements were mobilized from rock-forming minerals allowing to compare weathering susceptibilities between different natural stones.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event6th Global Stone Congress (GSC) - Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil
Duration: 26 Apr 201829 Apr 2018

Conference

Conference6th Global Stone Congress (GSC)
CountryBrazil
CityIlhéus, Bahia
Period26/04/1829/04/18

Keywords

  • Soxhlet experiment
  • Granite
  • Leaching
  • Natural stone
  • Dimension stone

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