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What is Marble?

What is Marble?

As a result of the metamorphosis processes, which is the textural and mineralogical transformation experienced by a rock in solid formunder different chemical and physical conditions different than the conditions of first formation, marble is formed as a combination of limestone and dolomitic limestone through recrystallization. While marble has low magnesium carbonate (MgCO3) content, it mainly consists of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) with a proportion about 90-98%. The different colours observed on different types of marbles are caused by the oxides of iron and other metals included in the composition of the rock. Marble has been seen as a symbol of modernism and luxury by various civilisations throughout the history and many Anatolian civilisations were specialized in the use and processing of marble. This is evidenced by the fact that many of the marble quarries and deposits in Turkey were previously operated by the Roman, Byzantine and Greek in chronological order.

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