Mineralogical study of different mortar types from historical monuments of northern Greece

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dc.contributor.author Iordanidis, Andreas
dc.contributor.author Guinea, Javier Garcia
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-09T10:39:03Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-09T10:39:03Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05-23
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.epoka.edu.al/handle/1/1268
dc.description.abstract Red coloured plaster mortars and a masonry mortar sample dated from 5th c. BC to 3rd c. BC were collected from Aiani’s archaeological site, northern Greece. The mineralogical composition of the bulk mortars and the mortar surfaces were determined by μRaman spectroscopy and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) techniques. Calcite, quartz, feldspars, dolomite, Tioxides (anatase/rutile) and clay minerals consisted the mortar samples. Serpentine, a mineral characteristic for its local provenance was found, which is related to the ophiolithic complex and the ultramafic rocks of the surrounding area. The red colour of the mortar surfaces is attributable to hematite, the raw material being iron oxides and hydroxides either from an ochre deposit or an iron-rich clay deposit. Black inclusions identified by Raman spectroscopy may be associated with carbonaceous material of an amorphous character and iron oxides and hydroxides (hematite/goethite). The presence of micaceous and clay minerals, corroborates the origin of the raw material from local Fe-rich clays. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher 2nd International Balkans Conferance on Challenges of Civil Engineering en_US
dc.title Mineralogical study of different mortar types from historical monuments of northern Greece en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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