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Metamorphic rock containing more than 50% vol. of carbonate minerals.

Visit for gemological information about Marble.

Classification of Marble

Sub-divisions of Marble

Mineralogy of Marble

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
CarbonateIn petrology the term 'carbonate' usually refers to calcium, magnesium and iron carbonates, such as calcite, ...

Other Names for Marble

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:大理石

References for Marble

Reference List:
Fettes (et al.), Metamorphic Rocks - A Classification and Glossary of Terms (2007) Cambridge University Press

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