Marble

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An irregular shapit rock, milky-white in color. The rock glisters or skinkles frae the owerheid lichts.
A sample o marble.

Marble or merble or marrabale or marbae or marval or marvel is a non-foliate metamorphic rock componed o recrystallised carbonate minerals, maist commonly calcite or dolomite. Geologists uise the term "marble" fur tae refer tae metamorphosed limestane; housomever, stanemasons uise the term braidly tae encompass unmetamorphosed limestane.[1] Marble is commonly uised for [(marble sculptur]]s an as a biggin material. It can conteen clay minerals, micas, quartz, pyrite, iron oxides an graphite.

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  1. Kearey, Philip (2001). Dictionary of Geology, Penguin Group, London and New York, p. 163. ISBN 978-0-14-051494-0