Marble analysis, 51.2871

Statue of Apollon

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


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic 
Maximum grain size (MGS): 1.80 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -1.97 ‰  -1.88 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 3,44 ‰  3,53 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: blue
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak 
Cathodoluminescence distribution: homogeneous

Stable isotope data fall in a zone where different source areas (i.e. Paros, Thasos, Marmara) 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 (1997, 2017)