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Realtà virtuale (dal n. 669 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Realtà virtuale (dal n. 669 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Macchine virtuose  (dal n. 667 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Macchine virtuose (dal n. 667 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Marmo Rosso Verona per la Maternità  (dal n. 669 L'Informatore del  Marmista)

Marmo Rosso Verona per la Maternità (dal n. 669 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Al Cibart di Carrara (dal n. 667 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Al Cibart di Carrara (dal n. 667 L'Informatore del Marmista)



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MATERIALS The stones of Scandinavia  DESIGN Marble at the service of design RESTORATION Stones of the new Ark of Saint Anthony | An award dedicated to safeguarding the cultural heritage EVENTS  Construction and restructuring in Bergamo LEGISLATION Processing sludge is no longer considered special waste SCULPTURE Museum of sculptures without walls ARCHAEOLOGY The great vases of Laos shrouded in legend COLUMNS Cultural events | Company news | Exhibitions | Classified advertisements | Notes

 

Article of the month
The stones of Scandinavia by Laura Fiora

The stones of Scandinavia Many varieties of “stone” are quarried in Scandinavia, not only used on a local scale but also extensively throughout the world. Few other rocks are as visible in cities all over the world as certain Scandinavian varieties. They are mostly “granites” (petrographically represented by intrusive magmatic rocks and dykes as well as metamorphic materials) with excellent application properties. ... The quarrying panorama is completed by some migmatitic gneiss and ophycarbonatic rocks (for example, Swedish Green “marble”). Limestones are worked in the central and southern part of Sweden; the most typical colours are brown, red and grey, often with swignificant fossil content; They date from the Paleozoic Age. Fossil-bearring rocks are very important (Orthoceras) with various colours (for example, “Jamtland”, “Borghamm”, “Oland”). Sandstones, quartzites, schists, mica-schists and talco-schists are also exploited. Finland Finland is also an important producer of granites: the quarries are mostly fouond in the Proterozoic rocks outcropping in the south (Selonen 2000; Perrier, 1995a; Fiora, 2004a). ...

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