Mineralogical analysis of mortars in the walls of Ávila (Spain) and its surroundings

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dc.contributor.author García, Isabel Sonsoles De Soto
dc.contributor.author García, María De Los Reyes De Soto
dc.contributor.author García Giménez, Rosario
dc.contributor.other UAM. Departamento de Geología y Geoquímica es
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-12T11:07:24Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-12T11:07:24Z
dc.date.issued 2019-06-01
dc.identifier.citation Minerals 9.6 (2019): 381 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2075-163X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10486/691265
dc.description.abstract The present article evaluated the mineralogical composition of 85 mortar samples from some emblematic monuments of Ávila city (Spain), which were collected during the restoration of the monuments. The aim of this article is to try to extract the relationship between the composition and the origin of the raw materials, as well as to identify possible alterations in the samples. The study of the samples was carried out using visual and petrographic techniques such as stereoscopic microscope, XRD, and SEM/EDX analysis. The main components of the mortars were calcite, feldspar and quartz, although small amounts of phyllosilicates were also identified. The minerals of the mortars came from the surroundings of the city, and some of the samples presented evident alteration of the original materials due to humidity, salt concentration, and biological weathering, possibly inducted by unfortunate effects of the restoration. Finally, a study of the salts present in some mortars showed that most samples display contamination of soluble salts such as halite, thenardite, hexaedrite, and carnalite. This investigation offers fresh insight into historic building activity and related techniques, and should provide knowledge useful for restoration and conservation processes en_US
dc.format.extent 13 pag. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher M D P I AG en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Minerals en_US
dc.rights © 2019 by the authors en_US
dc.subject.other Granitic rocks en_US
dc.subject.other Mortars en_US
dc.subject.other Spain en_US
dc.subject.other Wall en_US
dc.subject.other Ávila es_ES
dc.title Mineralogical analysis of mortars in the walls of Ávila (Spain) and its surroundings en_US
dc.type article en
dc.subject.eciencia Geología es
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.3390/min9060381
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/min9060381
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 381-1
dc.identifier.publicationissue 6
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 381-13
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 9
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.rights.cc Reconocimiento es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess en
dc.authorUAM García Giménez, Rosario (259803)


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