Slate Rock Mines: From formation to Extraction
D. Ben Ghida

D. Ben Ghida, Department of Architecture, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India&Vittorio GregottiAssociati, Milan, Italy. Manuscript received on 30 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 05 July 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 2411-2414 | Volume-8 Issue-9, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: I8018078919/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.I8018.078919
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Abstract: Slate rock has been analyzed for more than 170 years and was among the first geological features to be used in a number of countries such as Spain, France, Wales, North America and Brazil. Early observations recognized the importance of slate into the construction of roofs, cladding, pavements, or roads. Natural slate has many features that make it one of the most valuable, versatile and sustainable construction materials e.g. slate waste is particularly used as an alternative to conventional aggregates. In this paper, I will review the slate rock, geological formation, mining, production and uses in construction. This paper gives the reader a comprehensive overview of slate geology, formation, extraction as seen in the light of all the vast body of work made there up to the present time.
keyword: Slate Extraction, Geology, Stone Mining, Quarry

Scope of the Article: Data Mining and Warehousing