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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Alternative usage of travertine (=Egyptian alabaster)

Is there anyone who is aware of an alternative usage for travertine, the so called Egyptian alabaster (other than making bowls, figurines and minor objects)? Please note that this Egyptian alabaster is different from "real" alabaster, thus not the material used for larger size items. The main difference between the two is that travertine is a calcite while alabaster is gypsum. Calcite is occasionally documented as being used as an ingredience in medical remedies, and we are very interested in finding similar application areas. Please feel free to reply either here or privately to John or myself.
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