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What You Need to know about Marble

Posted by Carla Grimaldi on

Marble Marble is a beautiful metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals. That is the main reason that marble tends to sparkle when light hits it. Marble is commonly used for sculpture as well as a building material. Itself, the word marble means "crystalline rock" or "shining stone" and it was very popular in the ancient civilizations of the Greeks, and the Romans. Marble forms when limestone is subjected to the heat and pressure of metamorphism. It is composed primarily of the mineral calcite and usually contains minerals such as clay, micas, quartz, pyrite, iron oxides, and graphite. Its color...

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