Marble analysis, 6947

Torso of Asclepius

White marble
Marble origin: Afyon (Turkey)


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 1 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -4.63 ‰  -4.30 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 1.17 ‰  1.27 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: yellow to brown and dark blue
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, 2005, 2016)