Jun 16, 2013 Acid Rain and Our Nations Capital USGS RST2. 4 Jun 2002 How does acid precipitation affect marble and limestone Many buildings and monuments are made of stone, and many buildings use sulfuric, and nitric acids in polluted air react with the calcite in marble and limestone, the calcite dissolves.In exposed areas of buildings and statues, we see Feb 01, 2008 Neutralization of sulfuric acid solutions by calcite dissolution and the application to anoxic limestone drain design. ... Characterization of limestone reacted with acid-mine drainage in a pulsed limestone bed treatment system at the Friendship Hill National Historical Site, Pennsylvania, USA. limestone. Caves of the Guadalupe Mountains are extraordinary in that a very aggressive sulfuric acid bath is shown to have played a major role in cave development by dissolving limestone from the bottom upward through the water table. In comparison most of the worlds caves are formed by the dissolution of limestone by weak carbonic acid.