Scanning Microscopy


The weathering processes of the white marble from Macael quarries (Almeria, Spain) used in the Alhambra of Granada have been studied with the aim of establishing the weathering factors and mechanism. Unaltered quarry samples have been submitted to diverse accelerated weathering experiments and their morphology compared to the altered materials from the monument. The weathering process stages have been established and the degree of weathering in some monumental dependencies evaluated.

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