Marble analysis, 4825

Fragment of a vessel rim: stepping zebu

White marble
Marble origin: Afyon (Turkey)


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 0.93 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -4.94 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 1.72 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: orange, brown and dark brown 
Cathodoluminescence intensity: intermediate to weak depending on the place (aspect of cooling embers)
Cathodoluminescence distribution: heterogeneous

The isotopic signature, the MGS, the texture and the pattern of the cathodomicrofacies support Afyon as the origin of this marble.

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