Lexicon

Marble analysis, 4731

Head of a girl


White marble
Marble origin: Paros (Paros-Marathi) (Greece)

 

Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 1.16 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -2.58 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 3.57 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: brown-pink
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak
Cathodoluminescence distribution: homogeneous

Stable isotope data fall in a zone where different source areas (i.e. Paros-Stefani, Marmara, Thasos, Afyon) overlap and the data are not conclusive. The color of cathodoluminescence, the texture and the MGS support Paros as its origin.
 

D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (1998, 2016)