Marble analysis, 51.879

Female head

White marble
Marble origin: Paros (Paros-Marathi) (Greece) or Marmara (Turkey)?


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 0.63 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -3.02 ‰  -3.03 ‰    
δ13CV-PDB: 3.99 ‰  3.94 ‰        
Cathodoluminescence color: blue
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak
Cathodoluminescence distribution: homogeneous

Stable isotope data fall in the fields of the Paros-Marathi, Marmara and Thasos marbles. The blue color of luminescence suggest Paros or Marmara as possible origin. The small size of the sample does not allow to be more precise.

D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (2005)