List of types of marble

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Marble from Fauske in Norway
Blocks of Carrara marble in Italy

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

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

Africa[edit]

Egypt[edit]

Ethiopia[edit]

  • Daleti marble, Western Welega: white, white with grey veins and other colours[1]
  • Enda Tikurir marble, Western Tigray
  • Newi marble, Central Tigray
  • Akmara marble, Central Tigray
  • Dichinamo marble, Western Tigray

Tunisia[edit]

  • 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

Asia[edit]

China[edit]

  • Hàn Bái Yǜ Marable (Chinese: 汉白玉) A type of white marble used in China for building and sculpting.

Europe[edit]

Marble quarry in Naxos, Greece

Belgium[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

A stoup from brown Slivenec marble in the church in Dobřichovice

See webpage Dekorační kameny etc.

so-called marbles

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

  • Auerbach marble
  • Crottendorf marble

Greece[edit]

Green of Styra, Euboea

Ireland[edit]

Italy[edit]

  • Lasa marble

North Macedonia[edit]

Norway[edit]

Romania[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Russia[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

North America[edit]

United States[edit]

Oceania[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Endnotes[edit]

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 also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tom Heldal, Haileyesus Walle: Building-stones of Ethiopia. GSU, NGU, Addis Ababa / Trondheim 2002, p. 30.
  2. ^ [1] Retrieved 2015-08-29 (dead link)