List of types of marble

The following is a list of various types of marble according to location.

Marble from Fauske in Norway.
Blocks of Carrara marble in Italy.

(NB: Marble-like stone which is not true marble according to geologists is included, but is indicated by italics and an endnote).

AfricaEdit

EgyptEdit

EthiopiaEdit

  • Dalati marble which is found in Western Oromia, is white in color processed in Addis Ababa and used for decorating floors and walls.[citation needed]

TunisiaEdit

  • Giallo antico — also known as Numidian marble (marmor numidicum in Latin), was a yellow marble quarried in Roman times from the area of Chemtou, ancient Simmithu

AsiaEdit

IndiaEdit

  • Makrana Marble - White Marble also known as Sangemarmar. Used in the Construction of the Taj Mahal, India.
  • Green Marble - Green marble also known as Verde India Marble. Used in the construction of the rostrum of the United Nations General Assembly. This is a serpentine stone.

TurkeyEdit

Mugla White Marble

Milas Lilac Marble

Karaoz Black Marble

Grigio Pineta

Calacatta Karaoz

Ottoman Beige

Emprador

Bianco Rosa

Iceberg

Blue Jeans

Afyon Sugar

Kastamonu Beige

Honey Onyx

Denizli Travertine

EuropeEdit

 
Marble quarry in Naxos, Greece.

BelgiumEdit

Czech RepublicEdit

 
A stoup from brown Slivenec marble in the church in Dobřichovice

See webpage Dekorační kameny etc.

FranceEdit

GermanyEdit

GreeceEdit

IrelandEdit

ItalyEdit

North MacedoniaEdit

NorwayEdit

RomaniaEdit

PolandEdit

PortugalEdit

RussiaEdit

SpainEdit

SwedenEdit

North AmericaEdit

United StatesEdit

OceaniaEdit

New ZealandEdit

EndnotesEdit

These entries are actually "false" marble, near-marble, or marble mis-nomers:

  1. ^ Geologists consider Ashford Black Marble to be a type of carboniferous limestone.
  2. ^ Geologists consider Connemara marble to be a type of serpentinite.
  3. ^ Geologists consider Purbeck Marble to be a type of limestone.
  4. ^ Geologists consider Sussex Marble to be a type of limestone.
  5. ^ Geologists consider St. Genevieve marble to be an oolitic limestone.
  6. ^ Geologists consider Tennessee marble to be a compressed limestone.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Retrieved 2015-08-29 (dead link)