Physical-Chemical Characteristics of South Aceh Marble and Its Suitability for Tiles Application

  • Lindawati Lindawati Politeknik Aceh Selatan
  • Irwansyah Syam Politeknik Aceh Selatan
  • Nuzuli Fitriadi Politeknik Aceh Selatan
Keywords: Marble, South Aceh, Physical, Chemical


Marble is a metamorphic rock that is widely distributed in the Earth’s continental layer. Regarding its antiquity and aesthetic appeal, it has been widely used as a construction material such as flooring tiles in buildings and monument.  Physical and chemical properties of natural stones play an important role on deciding their application area as a building stone. This study reports the physicochemical analysis of marble stones from the Gunung Kerambil (GK), Alur Kering (AK) and Meukek (M) area in South Aceh District.  Density, water absorption and chemical analyses of the marble samples were determined. Physical properties of samples were determined through laboratory measurements. Chemical characterizations were made using X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) method. Based on,water absorption  test results, the marbles from South Aceh are applicable for tile application.


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How to Cite
L. Lindawati, I. Syam, and N. Fitriadi, “Physical-Chemical Characteristics of South Aceh Marble and Its Suitability for Tiles Application”, JI, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1-5, Feb. 2020.

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