The mineralogical and geochemical features of sandstone deposits in Germany

Valeriia Bondarenko

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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This study is devoted to an in-depth study of sandstones from German deposits and their significance in various fields of industry and cultural heritage. The aim of the study was to examine the geological features and composition of German sandstones and to identify their characteristics that make them attractive for use in various fields. The work includes an analysis of the structural-textural characteristics and mineralogical composition of sandstones, as well as the study of weathering processes of this rock in urban conditions. The main advantages and limitations of the use of sandstones were investigated, and examples of outstanding architectural structures and monuments created with the use of German sandstones were given. The study provides a better understanding of the geological nature and features of the German sandstones and contributes to the use and conservation of this valuable natural material in various fields of activity. The results of the study can be useful for geologists, engineers, architects, and restorers in selecting materials for construction and restoration of buildings, as well as in predicting the behavior of sandstones in urban environments. The conclusion emphasizes the importance of studying the properties of materials for creating stable and durable structures.
Translated title of the contributionDie mineralogischen und geochemischen Merkmale von Sandsteinvorkommen in Deutschland
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Montanuniversität
  • Tost, Michael, Supervisor (internal)
Award date20 Oct 2023
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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  • Sandstones
  • Germany sandstone
  • sandstone deposits
  • sandstone erosion
  • weathering
  • architecture
  • Saint Petersburg
  • structural-textural features
  • XRF analysis
  • computer tomography

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