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Geophysical Research AbstractsVol. 16, EGU2014-30, 2014EGU General Assembly 2014© Author(s) 2013. CC Attribution 3.0 License.“Petit Granit”: a Belgian limestone used in heritage, construction andsculpture.Dolores Pereira (1), Francis Touneur (2), Lorenzo Bernáldez (3), and Ana García Blázguez (1)(1) Universidad de Salamanca, Geology, Salamanca, Spain ([email protected]), (2) Secrétaire général de l’ASBL "Pierres etMarbres de Wallonie" 11 rue des Pieds d’Alouette, B-5100 Naninne, Belgium ([email protected]), (3) LaSoledad 7, 4C, 37001 Salamanca, Spain ([email protected])“Petit Granit” is a Lower Carboniferous (Tournaisian) grey-bluish crinoidal limestone that becomes shiny blackwhen polished. The rock is known under several other names like Pierre Bleue (Blue Stone), but at the same timeit should not be confused with other natural stones having a similar commercial name (e.g. Chinese Bluestoneor Irish Bluestone) which are superficially similar limestone...