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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2017 03:28    Post subject: Tobermorite gets a mention on the BBC!  

Just in case you missed it!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40494248?

Not sure that the IMA has approved the name 'aluminium tobermorite'
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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2017 11:37    Post subject: Re: Tobermorite gets a mention on the BBC!  

It might be of interest to study the cement - mortar type from the pre-Roman settlement (or man-made rocks structures) on old Britain territories.
We could suggest that this building technique has only been ''implemented'' in the vicinity of all possible occurrences of Al-tobermorite + phillipsite mineral association...
An important breakthrough for the History of materials science.
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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2017 12:00    Post subject: Re: Tobermorite gets a mention on the BBC!  

Hmm. Very interesting, but doing a quick look at how little there is of this mineral, and how rare [two locations near Rome and the rest scattered far and wide - very far and wide - it is amazing they found enough of it and put that much effort into gathering it. I know when I was in Italy looking at the ruins, I was amazed at the condition of some of the cement!
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