Marble is a non-foliated metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Geologists use the term "marble" to refer to metamorphosed limestone; however, stonemasons use the term broadly to encompass unmetamorphosed limestone. Marble is commonly used for sculptures and as a biggin material. Can also contain clay minerals, micas, quartz, pyrite, iron oxides and graphite.
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- Kearey, Philip (2001). Dictionary of Geology, Penguin Group, London and New York, p. 163. ISBN 978-0-14-051494-0