Marble analysis, 57.3.A

Corinthian capital

White marble
Marble origin: Marmara (Turkey)


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 2.56 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -1.69 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 3.18 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: dark blue
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak 
Cathodoluminescence distribution: homogeneous

The isotopic values are situated in the Paros and Marmara fields, two marbles with blue luminescence. The MGS and the texture are in accordance with Marmara as the marble origin.

D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (2005, 2016)