Industrial use of conglomerate from the Kayranlik Mountains, Turkey


Yasar E., Tolgay A.

BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, vol.69, no.4, pp.583-586, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10064-010-0280-4
  • Title of Journal : BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.583-586

Abstract

The Kayranlik Mountain (Goksun) in Kahramanmaras is a rich resource of an attractive conglomerate with many uses in the construction industry including blocks, shaped stones, pavement, sidewalks and landscape architecture. The paper reports a study to assess their compliance with the relevant Turkish and European Standards and provides correlations between the uniaxial compressive strength, flexural strength, Brazilian tensile strength, water absorption, abrasion and density.