EGU 2019, Vienna, 7-12 April ERE7.2/EOS11.2 Heritage Stones: construction and restoration materials for sustainable development
Portland Stone, from the United Kingdom, and Larvikite, from Norway, Estremoz marble from Portugal,… Up to fifteen stones were reviewed and approved as GHSR (up to December 2018). Several are being processed at the moment to be consider as candidates and are expecting last steps to achieve the designation as GHSR.
Details of the “Global Heritage Stone Resource” proposal were first provided publicly at the 33rd International Geological Congress in Oslo in August 2008. At the same conference it was agreed to advance the GHSR proposal under the auspices of “Commission C-10 Building Stones and Ornamental Rocks” of the International Association for Engineering Geology and the […]
The ‘Global Heritage Stone Resource’ designation seeks international recognition of natural stone resources that have achieved widespread utilization in human culture. Natural stone rarely excites major interest, despite the fact that it has been used for construction ant other purposes for thousands of years and is part of human tradition. Yet natural stone is also […]
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