Marble is named from the Greek mármaron,(mármaros) - "crystalline rock", "shining stone".

Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, primarily Calcite or Dolomite.

Marble is widely used for ornamental purposes and decorative carvings.
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Colour (General)White or blue-gray, blue/black, green, brown, pink, salmon, rose, yellow with violet, red, blue or white veins
Management Team, (2012)
Causes of ColourPure white marble is the result of metamorphism of very pure (silicate-poor) limestone or dolomite.
Management Team, (2012)
Further Information
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