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Marble is a non-foliated metamorphosed limestone.
It may be formed during regional metamorphism or
contact metamorphism. During the metamorphic process
the limestone may be brecciated and then re-cemented.
Color in marble comes from organic and iron compounds.
banded marble: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
black marble: 1 2
dolomitic marble: 1 2
graphite in marble: 1 2
tobernite marble: 1 2
white marble: 1 2
styolites in marble: 1 2
polished marble slabs
marble, polished-breccia pattern: A B C D E F G H
marble, polished-swirl pattern:
marble, conglomerate pattern: A
marble in use
marble boat in China
marble flooring: 1 2 3
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