Marble analysis, 4777

Fragment of a statue base in relief

White marble
Marble origin: Doliana (Greece)?


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 0.47 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -2.15 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 2.87 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: blue-violet with light brown grain boundaries 
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak
Cathodoluminescence distribution: heterogeneous

Stable isotope data fall in a zone where different source areas (i.e. Paros, Marmara, Göktepe, Carrara, Hymettus, Naxos, Aphrodisias) overlap and the data are inconclusive. The texture and the cathodomicrofacies differ with those of these marbles. The marble of our data bank which present a similar characteristic pattern is the Doliana marble. 

D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (1997, 2017)