Concrete: a man‐made rock?

@article{Fookes2010ConcreteAM,
  title={Concrete: a man‐made rock?},
  author={Peter George Fookes and Mike Walker},
  journal={Geology Today},
  year={2010},
  volume={26}
}
It has been said that concrete is a ‘man‐made rock’ and although the comparison is not perfect, we support this general statement. It is broadly similar in texture to breccias or conglomerates, has a cementitious matrix, has broadly similar physical properties to some sedimentary and igneous rocks and performs somewhat similarly to masonry during its working life in a building or engineering structure. The investigation and testing of concrete have many similarities to those used for the… 

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