Marble analysis, 53.617

Fragment of a votive relief

Greyish  marble 
Marble origin: Hymette (Greece)


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 0.82 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -1.61 ‰  -1.74 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 2.16 ‰  2.12 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: light brown and brown-pink
Cathodoluminescence intensity: intermediate to weak
Cathodoluminescence distribution: heterogeneous

Stable isotope fall in a zone where different source areas (i.e. Göktepe, Carrara, Hymettus, Thasos, Paros, Marmara) overlap and the data are not conclusive. However, the MGS, the texture and the cathodomicrofacies support Hymettus as the origin of this marble.

D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (2014)