Magnesian Limestone Project (2004-2009)

Project Publications

Lopez-Arce, P., J. Garcia-Guinea, D. Benavente, L. Tormo, and E. Doehne. 2008. Deterioration of dolostone by magnesium sulphate salt: An example of incompatible building materials at Bonaval Monastery, Spain. Construction and Building Materials 23 (2):846-855.

Doehne, Eric, and Sarah Pinchin. 2008. Time-lapse macro-imaging in the field: Monitoring rapid flaking of magnesian limestone. In Proceedings of the 11th International Congress on Deterioration and Conservation of Stone, 2008 Vol. 1, edited by J. Lukaszewicz and P. Niemcewicz. Torun: Nicolaus Copernicus University Press.

Odgers, D, Sarah Pinchin, B. Martin, C. Wood, T. Curteis, E. Doehne, G. Chiari, J.M. Teutonico, and A. Burges. 2008. Investigations into Decay Mechanisms of Magnesian Limestone at Chapter House, Howden Minster. In Proceedings of the 11th International Congress on Deterioration and Conservation of Stone, 2008, Vol. 1 edited by J. Lukaszewicz and P. Niemcewicz,. Torun: Nicolaus Copernicus University Press.

Pinchin, S.E., T. Curteis, D. Odgers, and E. Doehne. 2008. Understanding the Decay of 14th Century Magnesian Limestone Carvings in Yorkshire, UK. In Art2008 9th International Conference on NDT of Art, May 2008, Jerusalem.

Lopez-Arce, P., E. Doehne, W. Martin, and S. Pinchin. 2008. Magnesium sulfate salts and historic building materials: Experimental simulation of limestone flaking by relative humidity cycling and crystallization of salts. In Materiales de Construccion 58 (289-290):125-142.


References Relevant to Conservation of Magnesian Limestone

Bourges, Ann. 2006. Holistic correlation of physical and mechanical properties of selected natural stones for assessing durability and weathering. München, Univ. Thesis.

Saiz-Jimenez, C., P. Brimblecombe, D. Camuffo, R.A. Lefèvre, and R. Van Grieken. 2004. Damages caused to European monuments by air pollution: assessment and preventive measures. In Air Pollution and Cultural Heritage, edited C. Saiz-Jimenez, Routledge.

Collins, R. 2002. Magnesian limestone aggregate in concrete. Quarry Management 29 (12):17-22.

Woolfitt, Catherine. Soluble Salts in Masonry. The Building Conservation Directory 2000,.

Laycock, Elizabeth Anne. 1997. Frost degradation and weathering of the magnesian limestone building stone of the Yorkshire province. Thesis/dissertation (deg), University of Sheffield.

Smith, D. B. 1995. Marine Permian of England. Marine Permian of England.

Cooke, R. U., and G. B. Gibbs. 1993. Crumbling Heritage? Studies of Stone Weathering in Polluted Atmospheres. London: Creative Press Limited, National Power plc and PowerGen plc, Swindon.

Buckland, P. C. 1988. The stones of Roman York. Geology Today 4 (5):171-175.

Moss, M. A. 1986. The geochemistry and environmental evolution of the Hampole Beds at the type area of the Cadeby Formation (Lower Magnesian Limestone). Mercian Geologist 10 (2):115-125.

Crabtree, R. W., and S. T. Trudgill. 1985. Chemical denudation on a Magnesian Limestone hillslope, field evidence and implications for modeling. Earth Surf. Processes Landforms 10 (4):331-41.

Harwood, G. M., and M. L. Coleman. 1983. Isotopic evidence for UK Upper Permian mineralization by bacterial reduction of evaporites. Nature 301 (5901):597-599.

Fuzesy, L. M. 1980. Origin of nodular limestones, calcium sulphates and dolomites in the Lower Magnesian Limestone in the neighbourhood of Selby, Yorkshire, England. The Zechstein basin with emphasis on carbonate sequences:35-44.

Schaffer, R. J. 1960. Atmospheric pollution in its bearing on the weathering of stone and similar building materials. Investigation on atmospheric pollution: report 25:111-121.

Schaffer, R.J. 1932. The Weathering of Natural Building Stones, Special Report No.18. Building Research Establishment, Garston, Watford.


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