At present about 60 different kinds of stones are quarried in the Italian Western Alps, most of which are metamorphic rocks (gneiss, ophicalcite, marble and quartzite) and, to a lesser extent, magmatic (granite, syenite and diorite), with an overall production of 380.000 m3 in the year 2002. This work synthetically illustrates their geologic and petrographic characteristics, gives essential historical information and examines the technical, environmental and economic aspects of their extraction and production.
|Titolo:||Contemporary natural stones from the Italian western Alps (Pedmont and Aosta Valley regions)|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|