Marble analysis, 4753

Fragment of a water spout in the shape of a lion-head

White marble
Marble origin: Pentelikon (Greece)


Mineralogy: calcite and dolomite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 0.70 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -7.72  ‰  -8.16 ‰  -8.27 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 2.69 ‰  2.59 ‰  2.62 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: yellow to orange-brown, dark brown and red
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak to strong depending of the place (aspect of cooling embers)
Cathodoluminescence distribution: heterogeneous

All data are in accordance with Pentelikon as the marble origin. 

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