A stone deterioration term for the loss of large pieces. Bursting is caused by internal or external stresses on the stone. Types of stress include earthquakes, excess weight or the corrosion and expansion of interior metal joins. Separation of the pieces may follow the lines of sedimentation layers and veins.
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Resources and Citations
- ICOMOS-ISCS: Illustrated glossary on stone deterioration patterns
- Barnoos, V., Oudbashi, O. & Shekofteh, A. The deterioration process of limestone in the Anahita Temple of Kangavar (West Iran). Herit Sci 8, 66 (2020). Link