Marble analysis, 50.108

Acanthus leaf

White marble
Marble origin: Paros (Paros-Choriodaki) (Greece) or Marmara (Turkey)?


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 1.40 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -1.32 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 3.07 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: blue and dark blue
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak
Cathodoluminescence distribution: heterogeneous

Stable isotope data fall in a zone where different source areas (i.e. Paros, Thasos, Marmara, Carrara, Hymettus) overlap and the data are inconclusive. However, the blue color of luminescence support Paros or Marmara as the origin of this marble. 

D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (2000, 2016)