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Acid Rain and Our Nation's Capital

by Elaine McGee

marble column capital volute, Jefferson Memorial
Marble surfaces exposed to rain develop a rough "sugary" texture because the calcite grains are loosened as the edges dissolve in the rain water. Column capital volute, Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C.


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