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Marble is a metamorphic rock that is composed of recrystallised carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Marble is typically not foliated, although there are exceptions. In geology, the term marble refers to metamorphosed limestone, but its use in stonemasonry more broadly encompasses unmetamorphosed limestone. Marble is commonly used for sculpture and more

Marble is a metamorphic rock that is composed of recrystallised carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Marble is typically not foliated, although there are exceptions. In geology, the term marble refers to metamorphosed limestone, but its use in stonemasonry more broadly encompasses unmetamorphosed limestone. Marble is commonly used for sculpture and as a building material. It can also be shaped into tiles and worktops for use within the home. The word 'marble' is derived from Ancient Greek and translates as shining rock or shining stone.

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