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Caption: Specimen of Doddington sandstone, Doddington, Wooler, Northumberland.
Description: Sample of Doddington sandstone from the building stone collection of the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust. The stone has a cut surface with a pale reddish colour. This specimen is of Carboniferous age. Doddington stone has been used in Edinburgh throughout the 20th century, and is still a useful stone both for new-build projects and for stone repairs. It has a particular mineral composition which gives it a distinctive colour, making it a suitable replacement stone for certain of the historical stone types in Edinburgh. Edinburgh World Heritage Trust sample no. EWHT 68. Chemical, mineralogical and physical characterization of stone will not only provide information for matching and selection of stone for repairs, but can also help to predict the future behaviour of a building stone. In seeking matching stone for repair work, an analytical approach should be undertaken by a geologist in combination with the architect. Features additional to the characterization of a specimen sample should also be considered, such as depth of bed and lamination, and consistency.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
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Orientation: Landscape
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