Marble Facts

Marble Facts
Marble is a type of limestone that forms when limestone is subjected to a lot of pressure over a long period of time. Although it has a more appeasing appearance than limestone, it can also be very pricey. It is used in the constructing of buildings.
Interesting Marble Facts:
Marble is primarily white but can come in other colors as well.
Back in ancient times, you could easily tell where a piece of marble came from by looking at its color.
Marble has been used to make statues and provide flooring since ancient times.
Plaster fresco has been used as a marble replacement when marble is too expensive to use.
The Taj Mahal in India is made entirely of marble.
Marble is a type of metamorphic rock.
Marble usually originates as limestone or dolomite.
Calcite, dolomite crystals, and aragonite are the key components of marble.
Impurities are what gives marble its color.
Marble is typically found among other metamorphic rock such as gneiss and mica schist.
Marble usually lays among the oldest part of the Earth's crust.


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