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Table 5 Characterization of the analyzed stone samples from the Anahita Temple and the quarries based on four methods for the classification of calcareous stones

From: Geochemical and petrographic identification of stone quarries used for the construction of the Anahita Temple of Kangavar (West Iran)

 Classification method IClassification method IIClassification method IIIClassification method IV
CaO (%)CaCO3 (%)TypeMgO (%)TypeCaO/MgOTypeCaCO3 (%)Type
KN-154.4996.79High purity0.77Dolomitic limestones70.77Limestone96.79Limestone
KN-254.2296.31Medium purity0.41Dolomitic limestones132.24Limestone96.31Limestone
KN-354.9597.60High purity0.49Dolomitic limestones112.14Limestone97.60Limestone
KN-754.9197.53High purity0.8Dolomitic limestones68.64Limestone97.53Limestone
KN-853.5695.13Medium purity0.74Dolomitic limestones72.38Limestone95.13Limestone
RA-153.8795.68Medium purity0.45Dolomitic limestones119.71Limestone95.68Limestone
QJ-150.8590.32Low purity0.49Dolomitic limestones103.78Limestone90.32Limestone
QJ-252.4793.20Medium purity0.41Dolomitic limestones127.98Limestone93.20Limestone
CM-154.0996.07Medium purity0.72Dolomitic limestones75.13Limestone96.07Limestone
CM-254.3996.61High purity0.56Dolomitic limestones97.13Limestone96.61Limestone
AD-150.4789.64Low purity3.64Slightly dolomitic limestones13.87Slightly dolomitic limestone89.64Dolomitic limestone
BM-139.2369.68Impure8.34Dolomitic limestones sensu stricto4.70Dolomitic limestone69.68Impure dolomitic limestone
SD-151.6191.67Low purity0.76Dolomitic limestones67.91Limestone91.67Limestone
  1. Classification Method I [66]; Classification Method II [67]; Classification Method III [63, 68, 69] and Classification Method IV [62, 70,71]