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Editors: Basilio Macías and Fidel Guajardo
Book Description:
Weathering involves important processes that alter the original structure, texture and chemical components of a granitic rock. The changes in mineralogical and chemicals properties of the rocks as a result of weathering can be studied by means of a number of chemical and petrographic techniques. This paper evaluates some chemical indexes as indicators of the weathering state of granites used in ashlars and to establish the correlation between these indices and the index physical properties of the rocks such as rock density and porosity. Additionally, numerical modeling of mineral deposition from hydrothermal solutions and fluid-rock interaction is used to outline the main regularities of the formation of hydrothermal veins and related metasomatic alteration of wall rocks. This book examines the conditions of fluid flow evolution and geological environment during hydrothermal system activity derived from the data on mineral assemblages in the veins and altered rocks. Furthermore, this book focuses on the tectonic and geological settings, analytical methods, petrographical characteristics, geochemical features, mineralogy and mineral chemistry of the volcanic rocks in the Central Anatolia. Other chapters explain the hydraulic evolution of Tinos, Panormos Bay ore fluid associated with Au-Ag-Te mineralization and the biological and ecological aspects of the littoral system, composed by bedrock, boulders and cobbles. Furthermore, two types of degradation processes that are affecting some pictographs have been discovered and are described in this book. The information obtained is fundamental to undertake appropriately the conservation of these fragile works of art.

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Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Mineralogical, Geochemical and Thermobarometrical Aspects of Volcanic Rocks in the Central Anatolia, pp. 1-41
(Faruk Aydin, Department of Geological Engineering, Nigde University, Nigde, Turkey)

Chapter 2. Hydrothermal Mineral Deposition and Rock Alteration in Thermobarogradient Conditions, pp. 43-80
(A.B. Kol’tsov, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia)

Chapter 3. Raman, IR, Optical and SEM/EDX Microscopy of Prehistoric Rock Paintings, pp. 81-102
(Antonio Hernanz, Juan F. Ruiz-López, Jose M. Gavira-Vallejo, Egor Gavrilenko, Santiago Martín Fernández, Departamento de Ciencias y Técnicas Fisicoquímicas, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Senda del Rey, Madrid, Spain, and others)

Chapter 4. Assessing the Weathering Degree of Granite Ashlars of Heritage Buildings by Geochemical Weathering Indices, pp. 103-120
(Jorge Sanjurjo Sánchez, Juan Ramón Vidal Romaní, Carlos Alberto Simões Alves, Instituto Universitario de Xeoloxía “Isidro Parga Pondal”, Campus de Elviña, Universidade da Coruña, Coruña, Spain, and others)

Chapter 5. Characteristics of the Rocky Littoral System: Biological and Ecological Aspects, pp. 121-130
(Luigi Pane, Gian Luigi Mariottini, Dipartimento di Biologia, Università di Genova, Genova, Italy)

Chapter 6. Fluid Flow and Mass Exchange Calculations on the Panormos Bay Au-Ag-Te Hydrothermal System, Tinos Island, Greece, pp. 131-143
(Stylianos F. Tombros, Department of Geology, Laboratory of Economic Geology, University of Patras, Rion, Patras, Greece)

Chapter 7. Magnetic, Geochemical and Mineralogical Properties of Rocks around Oil and Gas Reservoirs: Implications for Mechanism of “Chimney Effect”, pp. 145-155
(Qingsheng Liu, Tao Yang, Dept. of Geophysics, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, P.R. China)*

Chapter 8. Using Petrographic and Microstructure Characteristics for Predicting Permeability of Sandstone Reservoirs, pp. 157-179
(S. Baraka-Lokmane, I.G. Main, B.T. Ngwenya, S.C. Elphick, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, UK, and others)*

Index pp.181-189

      Chemistry Research and Applications
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 189.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-563-8
   Status: AV
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