Granite Workshop
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Marble

This is a metamorphic rock originating from sedimentary carbonate rocks – either limestone or dolostone – and composed mainly of calcite, a crystalline form of calcium carbonate. The distinctive swirls of marble are usually a result of mineral impurities in the original limestone and contribute to colour variation. There are many kinds of marble, some named after the places where they are found – for example, Carrara from Italy; Paros from Greece; Makrana from India. White marble is favoured by sculptors, who find its properties ideal for their artistic creations.

 

Marble Photos