British and Foreign Building Stones
Cambridge University Press, 21.05.2015 - 492 Seiten
Originally published in 1911, this book contains a list of the specimens of stones in the collection of the Sedgwick Museum in Cambridge that are suitable for use in construction. Watson prefaces the catalogue with descriptive notes on the various types of stone, their natural location and genesis, in language that is accessible to non-geologists. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of the Sedgwick Museum or the history of science.
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Absorp Australia BASALT beds BIOTITE-GRANITE building material building purposes building stone built calcareous Cambridge Cathedral cellular chalky Chemical Composition chiefly Church CoAL MEASURES coarse-grained collection colour compact construction County Crushing strain cube Dark blue-grey Dark grey decorative district employed for building Eocene example extensively employed ferruginous fine-grained sandstone FREESTONE FRENCH LIMESTONE Geology GERMAN SANDSTONE Government of Queensland GRANITE Granite Quarries grav greenish grey Hill Quarries Island JURASSIC KEUPER known Light brown Light cream Light drab Light grey Light yellow medium-grained medium-grained sandstone miles MILLSTONE GRIT MIOCENE Mizzeh mottled Na2O NORTH AMERICAN GRANITE OLD RED SANDSTONE Oolite PERMIAN polish porphyritic Presented by Messrs Quarries rock SILURIAN SiO2 slightly banded Spec specimen from quarries specimen indicates specimen shews Stone Quarries strain per sqr structural purposes texture tint tons Beare tons Kirkaldy town TUFF U.S.A. Presented Weight per cub Würtemberg Würtemberg Weight yield Yorkshire Presented