Marbles and aggregate materials

School  Natural Sciences
Academic Unit
 Geology Department
Level of Studies
Course Code
Εξάμηνο σπουδών  6ο
Course Title
 Marbles and aggregate materials
Independent Teaching Activities
 Lectures, Laboratory exercises
Weekly Teaching Hours
Credits  3
Course Type
 Scientific field
Prerequisite Courses
 Petrography I,II, Sedimentology
Language of Instruction & Examinations
Greek. Teaching may be however performed in English in case foreign students attend the course
Is the Course offered to Erasmus Students
Course Web-Page (URL)  
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course the student will be able to:

  • Use and exploitation of aggregate materials.
  • Ability of drawing up mineralopetrographic and physicomechanical study of rocks.
  • Management of dangerous quarry wastes and delimination of new possible areas.
  • Maintenance and restoration of ancient monuments.
General Competences
  • Searching, analysis and synthesis of facts and information, as well as using the necessary technologies
  • Autonomous (Independent) work
  • Group work
  • Respect of the physical environement 
  • Marbles and ornamental rocks- physical features, physicomechanical properties of marbles- allocation and varieties of marbles- applications of rocks- the marble in ancienty and in nowdays- databases.
  • Aggregate materials and rocks- mineralopetrographic examination, laboratory tests and classification of aggregates for their different uses. – existing legislative framework and environmental restoration.
Delivery  Face to Face
Use of Information & Communication Technology
 Lectures (power point), exercises, field exercises
Teaching Methods
Activity Semester workload
 Lectures  2×13=26
 Laboratory exercises 1×13=13 
 Independent study  36
 Total number of hours for the Course 75 
 Student Performance Evaluation

Α. Writing examination(20%) which includes short growth questions.

Β. Oral examination (80%) which includes the writing and the presentation of scientific thesis.
Attached Bibliography
  1. Hatzipanagiotou,Κ.G. (1985):Petrography Ι.University of Patras.
  2. Hatzipanagiotou,Κ.G. (2005):Petrography Ι.University of Patras.
  3. Tsirampidis, Α.Ε. (2005):The mineral richness of Greece..Yiachoudi, Thessaloniki.