Print Email Facebook Twitter Early cretaceous Obernirchen and Bentheim sandstones from Germany used as dimension stone in the Netherlands: Geology physical properties, architectural use and comparative weathering Title Early cretaceous Obernirchen and Bentheim sandstones from Germany used as dimension stone in the Netherlands: Geology physical properties, architectural use and comparative weathering Author Dubelaar, C.W. Nijland, T.G. Contributor Prikryl, R. (editor) Torok, A. (editor) Gomez-Heras, M. (editor) Misovsy, K. (editor) Theodoridou, M. (editor) Publication year 2015 Abstract The Netherlands, with only scarce occurrences of outcropping or shallow buried natural stone, has over centuries imported huge quantities of Early Cretaceous Bentheim Sandstone and Obernkirchen Sandstone from Germany. The present paper provides an overview of their distribution and properties relevant to their use as building stone, and their mutual differences and comparative weathering. Evidence in Dutch architecture for the onset of quarrying of the Bentheim Sandstone is presented, and an overview is given of the use of Bentheim Sandstone and Obernkirchen Sandstone in the Netherlands and Belgium. Subject Earth / Environmental Building Engineering & Civil EngineeringGM - Geomodelling SR - Structural ReliabilityELSS - Earth, Life and Social Sciences TS - Technical SciencesGeological Survey NetherlandsMaterials2015 Energy To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:4ed2a334-90a0-4d77-9b05-8bcd18ca6f91 TNO identifier 523705 Publisher Geological Society, London Source Sustainable use of traditional geomaterials in construction practice, 1-19 Series Special publications Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.