Marble analysis, 4053

Head of Aphrodite

White marble
Marble origin: Thasos (Greece)


Mineralogy: dolomite 
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 1.98 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -3.88 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 3.17 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: red 
Cathodoluminescence intensity: intermediate
Cathodoluminescence distribution: homogeneous

The mineralogy, the isotopic signature, the MGS, the texture and the color of luminescence of this marble support Thasos as the origin of this marble. 

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