List of types of marble

Marble from Fauske in Norway
Blocks of Carrara marble in Italy

The following is a list of various types of marble according to location.

(NB: Marble-like stone which is not true marble according to geologists is included, but is indicated by italics with geologic classification given as footnote.

Africa

Egypt

  • Galala Marble
  • Sinai Pearl Marble
  • Milly Grey Marble
  • Sunny Marble
  • Alabaster Marble

Ethiopia

  • Daleti marble, Western Welega: white, white with grey veins and other colours[1]
  • Enda Tikurir marble, Western Tigray
  • Newi marble, Central Tigray
  • Akmara marble, Central Tigray
  • Dichinamo marble, Western Tigray

Tunisia

  • Giallo antico — also known as Numidian marble (marmor numidicum in Latin), was a yellow marble quarried in Roman times from the area of Chemtou, ancient Simmithu

Asia

China

  • Hàn Bái Yǜ Marable (Chinese: 汉白玉) A type of white marble used in China for building and sculpting.

India

  • Makrana Marble

Europe

Marble quarry in Naxos, Greece

Belgium

Czech Republic

A stoup from brown Slivenec marble in the church in Dobřichovice[2]

Marble mis-nomers:

France

Germany

Greece

Green of Styra, Euboea

Ireland

Italy

North Macedonia

Norway

  • Fauske marble

Poland

Portugal

  • Rosa aurora marble

Romania

Russia

Spain

  • Crema Marfil[j]
  • Macael marble
  • Negro Marquina[k]
  • Veteado Rio
  • Emperador[l]
  • Negro Fantasia
  • Saltador

Sweden

Turkey

  • Prokonnesos marble

United Kingdom

North America

United States

Oceania

New Zealand

  • Takaka Marble

See also

Notes

  1. ^ limestone
  2. ^ reef limestone
  3. ^ limestone
  4. ^ limestone
  5. ^ upper Devonian limestone
  6. ^ Devonian limestone, occasionally limestone breccia
  7. ^ limestone, occasionally limestone breccia: From old times quarried by the Knights of the Cross with the Red Star order which received the Slivenec village in 1253 from Wenceslaus I Přemyslid, the Bohemian king. In 1923, the order sold the quarries to a private company.
  8. ^ nodular, fossiliferous limestone
  9. ^ serpentinite, occasionally ophicalcite
  10. ^ micritic limestone
  11. ^ bituminous limestone
  12. ^ limestone
  13. ^ Carboniferous Limestone
  14. ^ stromatolitic limestone
  15. ^ crinoidal limestone
  16. ^ fossiliferous limestone
  17. ^ fossiliferous freshwater limestone
  18. ^ fossiliferous freshwater limestone
  19. ^ fanglomerate
  20. ^ oolitic limestone
  21. ^ limestone

References

  1. ^ Tom Heldal, Haileyesus Walle: Building-stones of Ethiopia. GSU, NGU, Addis Ababa / Trondheim 2002, p. 30.
  2. ^ "Dekorační kameny ČR - úvodní stránka".
  3. ^ "Thassos Marble - Extra Select Quality and Largest Supplier in the USA". www.megamarbleatl.com. Retrieved Oct 21, 2022.
  4. ^ [1] Archived 2015-12-08 at the Wayback Machine

External link

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