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]

  • 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]

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]

India[edit]

  • Makrana Marble - White Marble also known as Sangemarmar. Used in the Construction of the Taj Mahal, India & the White House, USA.
  • Bidasar Marble

Omani Limestone/Marble deposits are frequent and recurring in this moutaineous country. The most famous of these Marbles is Desert Beige which is quarried from Ibri Oman.

Pakistan[edit]

  • Historical cities in Pakistan, Lahore, Multan, Taxila, Peshawar, Karachi, Sibi etc. Buner is a famous city for marble in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Turkey[edit]

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.

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Greece[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Italy[edit]

Macedonia[edit]

Norway[edit]

Romania[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Russia[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

North America[edit]

Mexico[edit]

United States[edit]

Guatemala[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. ^ [1] Retrieved 2015-08-29