A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for architectural and ornamental purposes. The color varies from white to black, being sometimes yellow, red, and green, and frequently beautifully veined or clouded. The name is also given to other rocks of like use and appearance, as serpentine or verd antique marble, and less properly to polished porphyry, granite, etc.
A little ball of glass, marble, porcelain, or of some other hard substance, used as a plaything by children; or, in the plural, a child's game played with marbles.
Made of, or resembling, marble; as, a marble mantel; marble paper.
Cold; hard; unfeeling; as, a marble breast or heart.
A metamorphosed and recrystallized limestone. Also commonly in the trade the term refers to any limestone which will take a polish.
metamorphised limestone, a metamorphic rock composed predominantly of calcite.
A coarse-grained, nonfoliated metamorphic rock derived from limestone or dolostone.
is a well known metamorphic rock. It is formed by metamorphose of limestone and it consists mainly of intergrown Calcite crystals. It is used for ornamental purposes. Most famous marble quarries in Russia are near Sludyanka at the southern tip of Lake Baikal. picture
A hard, crystalline or granular, metamorphic limestone which is white or variously colored and streaked or mottled. It can take a high polish and is much used in sculpture and architecture.
A metamorphic rock composed essentially of calcite and/or dolomite, generally a recrystallization of limestone to marble.
The metamorphosed equivalent of limestone or other carbonate rock.
A type of stone traditionally used in sculpture and architecture. A metamorphic rock (metamorphosed calcite or dolomite), finely grained, dense, with a non-directional structure, capable of taking a high polish, and often irregularly veined and colored by impurities. White marble has been quarried in Greece, Italy, Turkey, India, China, and the US. Among the most renowned sources have been the quarries of Carrara in the Apuan Alps of Italy.
Metamorphic rock derived from limestone and dolomite.
a hard type of stone with mottled colours
A metamorphic rock composed of calcite and transformed from a protolith of limestone.
a metamorphic (recrystallized limestone composed predominantly of crystalline grains of calcite or dolomite, or both, having interlocking or mosaic texture, marble that contains less than 5% magnesium carbonate may be termed calcite marble; from 5 to 40 % magnesium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, magnesium or dolomite marble. These limiting values are, however, not strictly established in petrologic science and are used herein as arbitrary limits. [Go to source
Conspicuously white, or gray, medium- to coarse-grained, massive to layered metamorphic rock composed of calcite and/or dolomite. It is a metamorphosed limestone and underlies several major valleys in the Western Uplands. Marble is quarried for use as agricultural lime and for industrial uses.
A flooring material composed of a form of limestone hard enough to be polished. Purest grade used by sculptors is called Statuary Marble. A softer, more porous version called Travertine is usually used for floors. Travertine Marble is known to harden on exposure to air. Marble is damaged by alkaline cleaners, soaps and acids; it also stains easily.
A beautiful, natural material used for statues and other memorialization. It is softer and more difficult to maintain than granite.
a metamorphic rock composed of calcite. Essentially a metamorphosed limestone.
Limestone metamorphosed by heat and pressure
hard, crystalline form of calcium carbonate (hard limestone) capable of taking a high polish: often white yet can also be various colours: has been used for sculpture since ancient times
A metamorphic rock consisting predominantly of recrystallized calcite and/or dolomite.
a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material
a sculpture carved from marble
a metamorphic rock formed by alteration of limestone or dolomite, often irregularly colored by impurities and used especially in architecture and sculpture
a small polished round ball)
a metamorphic rock, chiefly composed of calcium carbonate
A rock resulting from the metamorphism of limestone or dolomite. Builders and architects use this term in a broader sense to denote any stone, typically composed of calcite or dolomite, that is capable of being polished.
A metamorphic limestone in a more or less crystalline or crystalline-granular state. Any limestone capable of taking a polish can also be called a marble.
Highly polished limestone flooring known for its elegant and rich appearance.
the product of the metamorphism of limestones and/or dolomites.
a metamorphosed limestone composed of pure calcite.
Geologically, a metamorphic rock made up largely of calcite or dolomite. As used commercially, the term includes many dense limestones and some rock dolomite. Numerous minerals may be present in minor to significant amounts in marble, and their presences and distribution account for much of the distinctive appearance that many marbles possess. The predominant stone for gravestones in the nineteenth century.
Metamorphic rock grading from Calcite to Dolomite. White, green, brown, grey to black. (3 - 5.5)
A metamorphic rock of made of calcium carbonate. Marble forms from limestone by metamorphic recrystallization.
A hard, polished floor covering made from limestone. Available in tiles or slabs.
Crystallized limestone, capable of taking a high polish. Used as flooring or as tabletops, it has a very hard surface and elegant appearance, but it stains easily and needs regular waxing.
A metamorphic rock that is composed mainly of calcite since it is recrystalized limestone. It is usually white veined with grey, though it can range from pure white to black and colors can vary according to impurities. Marble has a hardness of #6 on the standard scale and can be smoothed to a glossy finish. It has been a popular medium for sculptors throughout history. Italian marble, especially the stone from Carrara carved by Michelangelo, is still considered to be some of the best.
metamorphic rock type formed by metamorphosism of limestone or dolostone.
metamorphosed limestone. (Dolomitic marble is metamorphosed dolostone.)
Natural stone, (metamorphosed limestone) harder than limestone but still porous. Can be polished, honed or tumbled.
A very hard, stinging ball with the tactile and ballistic characeristics of a small rock. Used to describe cheap volleyballs (frequently bearing the hilariously inaccurate promise of being "non-sting" or "soft touch").
This is a form of metamorphic rock, a combination of igneous and sedimentary rocks undergoing a major change due to extreme influences of heat or pressure. It comes in numerous colours, white, grey, green, ochre, beige and is usually veined. It is a hardwearing beautiful product, expensive to purchase and lay as it is heavy and comes in slab form.!-- google_ad_client = "pub-8039990704443990"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 60; google_ad_format = "468x60_as"; google_ad_type = "text_image"; google_ad_channel ="6807473505"; google_color_border = "FFFFFF"; google_color_bg = "FFFFFF"; google_color_link = "0000FF"; google_color_text = "000000"; google_color_url = "FF3300";
Limestone flooring known for its elegant appearance created by polishing its very hard surface. Now available in tiles.
A highly metamorphosed crystalline limestone, composed principally of calcium carbonate, and may also contain magnesium carbonate.
Limestone when subject to high temperature and/or pressure changes into marble by totally recrystallising. The term 'marble' is used by non-geologists to denote any stone which can be polished, but few of these are real marble. 'Ashford marble' from Derbyshire is just a black limestone. In geological terms the only true marbles are metamorphosed limestones.
A hard and durable limestone characterized by varied patterns and colours of veins.
Recrystallized calcite and/or dolomite, usually with a sugary texture.
Elegant polished stone flooring usually sold as tiles. Marble is "floated" in a cement underlayment to form a smooth glossy surface.
calcareous rock composed of grains or crystals of calcite or dolomite, recrystallized limestone.
Limestone in metamorphic crystalline or granular state; capable of taking polish, used in sculpture and architecture. Offers natural-looking colour as well as texture. Very durable: Roman floor mosaics are still around today.
Marble dates back to the Roman, Greek and Egyptian times. The substance is a strong, beautiful, crystalline limestone appearing in various colors. The Empire style revived the classic use of marble and it was used extensively throughout 19th Century Europe and America.
Geologically, marble refers to certain crystalline rocks composed primarily of calcite or dolomite-metamorphosed limestone. In the stone and construction industries on the other hand, the term "marble" refers to any rock that can take a high polish. This even includes a few limestones and granites. The purest from is white statuary marble, best exemplified by product mined in the Carrara area of Italy. Commonly found marbles contain various impurities which produce a whole spectrum of patterns and colors. Because is softer than most other construction stones, marble can be worked more easily and is used mainly for ornamentation. The downfall is that marbles are often more expensive. They also tend to be sensitive to exposure to atmospheric pollutants and acids from any sorce, so many are not suitable for exterior use even when protective transparent coatings are used.
Metamorphosed limestone or dolomite
A hard (chrystalline or granular metamorphic) limestone which is white or variously colored and streaked or mottled. Marble is often used in sculpture and architecture.
Metamorphic rock created by the recrystallization of calcite and/or dolomite.
A term limited by mineralogists and geologists to the several varieties of carbonate of lime, having more or less of a granular and crystalline texture. It is susceptible of a very fine polish and the varieties of it are extremely numerous.
To dream of a marble quarry, denotes that you life will be a financial success, but that your social surroundings will be devoid of affection. To dream of polishing marble, you will come into a pleasing inheritance. To see it broken, you will fall into disfavor among your associates by defying all moral codes.
A metamorphic rock composed of calcium carbonate, (like aragonite or coral), or carbonate of lime, ( limestone or dolomite, a variety of calcite), which is swirled or clouded with color. It is most often used for architectural and ornamental purposes. The most common variety is white, but it can also be yellow, red, or green.
Natural stone, which is, recrystalized limestone, which is both durable and beautiful. Marble can stand heavy use but can be stained or scratched. It is also brittle and must be handles carefully during installation. Dark marble is harder than light or white marble. More commonly used for fireplace mantels, counter tops or as flooring, it can also be used on the exterior of a building.
a metamorphic rock formed by recrystallization of limestone or dolomite, usually white or variegated and capable of taking a high polish. It is widely used as a decorative stone. [AHDOS
Marble is a metamorphic rock.