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Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Earth sciences & physical geography
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/223707
Geochemical characterization of “Lorraine limestones” from the SaintPaul Cathedral of Liège (Belgium): assumptions for the true provenance of the building stones
English
Lecuit, Marie-Xavier [> >]
Fronteau, Gilles [Universite de Reims Champagne-Ardenne > >]
Boulvain, Frédéric mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de géologie > Pétrologie sédimentaire >]
Dechamps, Sylvain [> >]
Eyssautier-Chuine, Stéphanie [> >]
Piavaux, Mathieu [University of Namur > Département d'Histoire de l'Art et d'Archéologie >]
Yans, Johan [University of Namur > Département de Géologie >]
2018
Environmental Earth Sciences
Springer
77
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1866-6280
1866-6299
Germany
[en] Cultural heritage ; limestone ; provenance ; petrography ; geochemistry ; Rare earth elements
[en] We investigate the provenance of the ochre building stones called “Lorraine limestones” used for architectural specifc elements of the Saint-Paul Cathedral in Liège (Belgium) between the thirteenth and ffteenth century. A multi-analytical approach, including archives study, petrography and Rare Earth Elements geochemistry, has been performed to characterize the stones used in the church and to compare them with ochre limestones outcropping in the north-east of the Paris Basin. Our study suggests that a very restricted geographical area near the ancient port of Donchery (Ardennes, France) including Dom-le-Mesnil and Hannogne ancient quarries of Bajocian limestones (Middle Jurassic) should clearly be regarded as the potential origin location for the stones used in the Saint-Paul Cathedral.
FRFC-FNRS
project n°7065796
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/223707
10.1007/s12665-018-7554-8

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