JAIC 1992, Volume 31, Number 3, Article 7 (pp. 355 to 366)
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JAIC 1992, Volume 31, Number 3, Article 7 (pp. 355 to 366)

CORROSION MECHANISMS FOR COPPER AND SILVER OBJECTS IN NEAR-SURFACE ENVIRONMENTS

MICHAEL B. McNEIL, & BRENDA J. LITTLE


ABSTRACT—The morphology and mineralogy of corrosion products found on copper and silver artifacts recovered from shallow land or water burial are reviewed. Stability diagrams are used to interpret mechanisms for corrosion phenomena with an emphasis on identification of microbiological action.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. STABILITY DIAGRAMS
3. MICROBIOLOGICALLY INFLUENCED CORROSION
4. SILVER CORROSION
5. COPPER CORROSION
6. CONCLUSIONS
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