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    CORINTHIA HOTEL LONDON

    SPA CORINTHIA HOTEL LONDON is the Next Generation of Spa where Alabaster Arastone have made their last work. Their last work is a desk for the reception of the spa. It is made with alabaster used as translucent material. This material allows the passage of light, …

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  • ALABASTER VS MARBLE – DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCES?

    We are alabaster suppliers. For more information:    “Alabaster vs marble are materials that most deceive at first sight. There are differences in their hardness and their texture” Alabaster is softer and lighter than marble. Alabaster weighs 143 lbs. per cubic foot while marble weighs …

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  • HOW DOES ALABASTER FORM?

    How does Alabaster form? Gypsum is a salt formed by precipitation in lakes and ponds subjected to intense evaporation (evaporite basins). As the water mass decreases, the saturation degree that is needed for the different salts to precipitate is reached. The accumulation of small gypsum …

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  • HISTORY OF ALABASTER AND ITS USE

    HISTORY OF ALABASTER In Egypt, both cultures, Fayum und Tasa, used alabaster palettes for grinding and mixing pigments with those who practiced the art of painting their eyes. Later generations of Egyptian craftsmen worked extensively on alabaster vases and bottles made for unguents and perfumes, …

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  • The use of aragonese alabaster

    ARAGONESE ALABASTER The abundance of alabaster in Aragon must have been crucial for its use in architecture, sculpture and decoration. There is no record of likely use by pre- Roman cultures, so perhaps the first ones to use alabaster stone in Aragon were the Romans, …

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  • ALABASTER STONE IN ARAGON

    ALABASTER EXTRACTING SITES Aragon has the privilege of having the largest known exploitable deposits of alabaster. There are two different sites, which are geographically separated. The most important one corresponds to the Fuentes-Azaila area, in the Tertiary Ebro Basin. The other area where this resource …

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  • ALABASTER STONE USES

    The uses of alabaster stone as traslucent building material, are determined by its features: it must always be used indoors, or protected against of rain, sometimes it is used to facilitate the entrance of daylight thanks to its translucency. Due to its relative scarcity and …

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  • ALABASTER TRANSFORMATION PROCESSES

    The cut of Alabaster The work carried out at the sawmill can be described as follows: • Peeling with manual tools, like hammers, mallets or spikes. The useful fragments are classified in terms of size and quality for subsequent operations. • Sawing, with circular saws. …

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  • ALABASTER RESEARCH AND EXTRACTION

    Alabaster occurs among sedimentary rocks formed in basins where evaporation has been significant, which has led to salts accumulation (evaporite basins). Series with plenty of gypsum are looked for, and the possible existence and likely location of alabaster beds are assessed. After checking in situ …

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  • ALABASTER CLASSIFICATION

    Sometimes, varieties of alabaster are defined on the basis of their origin, but it is normal to use mixed classifications in which other criteria are also introduced, such as historical or artistic ones, appearance and composition. On the basis of its composition, we can refer …

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