Marble analysis, 80.1.A

Torso of a youth

White marble
Marble origin: Afyon (Turkey)


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 1.16 mm (80.1.A)  0.95 mm (ad 80.1.A)
δ18OV-PDB: -4.30 ‰ (80.1.A)  -5.28 ‰ (ad 80.1.A)
δ13CV-PDB: 1.47 ‰ (80.1.A)  -1.16 ‰ (ad 80.1.A)
Cathodoluminescence color: light brown to brown and dark brown (80.1.A); brown-red and dark brown (ad 80.1.A)
Cathodoluminescence intensity: intermediate to weak
Cathodoluminescence distribution: heterogeneous

Stable isotope data fall in a zone where different source areas (i.e. Marmara, Paros, Aphrodisias, Afyon, Naxos, Pentelikon) overlap and the data are not conclusive. The MGS, the texture and the cathodomicrofacies support Afyon as the origin of this marble.

D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (1998, 2017)