Scientific practical journal Precious and Decorative Stones. 2020/N 2 (100)

ISSN 2079-1410
V. Guliy, J. Luis, U. Borniak, V. Stepanov. Alabaster of Aragon: the past, the presesent and the future
UDC 553.635


V. Guliy, Dr Sc. (Geol.-Min.), Prof. Ivan Franko National University of Lviv 4Hrushevsky Str., Lviv, 79005, Ukraine Email:
J. Luis, Manager Director ARASTONE S.L., 50770 Quinto de Ebro, Zaragoza, Spain Email:
U. Borniak, Ph.D. (Geol.), doc. Ivan Franko National University of Lviv 4Hrushevsky Str., Lviv, 79005, Ukraine E-mail:
V. Stepanov, Ph.D. (Geol.), doc. Ivan Franko National University of Lviv 4Hrushevsky Str., Lviv, 79005, Ukraine E-mail:
Language: Ukrainian
Precious and Decorative Stones, 2 (100), 2020: 22-27
Abstract. Results of historical and art researches as well as studying of alabaster composition from different objects of Aragon are given in this article. The authors confirmed utilization of alabaster from deposits, which are located in the Basin of Ebro River, as possible sources of raw material during different historical epochs to build the Roma walls, to erect various buildings and to carve nice sculptures during the Renaissance. The authors carried out petrographic observation of alabaster from Aragon, its X-ray studying, measured hardness of alabaster and compare obtained and new data with Miocene alabaster from the Tyraska Formation. Modern utilization of alabaster together with new techniques is suggested on possible beginning of the new Golden Age for alabaster.
Keywords: alabaster, Aragon, Spain, Ebro, Rome walls, historical monuments, alabaster deposits, modern alabaster art.
(Recommended by S. Shevchenko, Ph.D. (Geol.))
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