Marble analysis, 4773

Right hand holding a basket

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


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 1.16 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -3.04 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 3.35 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: brown-pink 
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak 
Cathodoluminescence distribution: homogeneous

Stable isotope data fall in a zone where different source areas (i.e. Paros, Thasos, Marmara, Afyon) overlap and the data are inconclusive. The cathodomicrofacies, the MGS and the texture show that this marble originates from Paros.


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