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Marble analysis, 8412

Marble torso of a kouros


White marble
Marble origin: Marmara (Turkey)

 

Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 1.86 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -1.32 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 3.57 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: dark blue
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak
Cathodoluminescence distribution: homogeneous

Stable isotope data fall in a zone where two source areas (i.e. Marmara and Thasos) overlap. The dark blue color of luminescence support Marmara as the origin of this marble.


D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (1998, 2016)