Marble analysis, 2009.54.A

Fragment of a Christian bowl

White marble
Marble origin: Afyon (Turkey)


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 1.05 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -4.56 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 0.88 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: brown-orange, brown, dark brown
Cathodoluminescence intensity: intermediate to weak
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, 2017)