Marble analysis, 5000

Portrait of a Greek philosopher (so-called Pittakos)

White marble
Marble origin: Thasos (Greece)


Mineralogy: dolomite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 2.10 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -3.04 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 2.52 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: red and dark red
Cathodoluminescence intensity: intermediate
Cathodoluminescence distribution: heterogeneous

The isotopic signature, the MGS, the texture and the cathodomicrofacies of this dolomitic marble support Thasos as the origin of this marble. 

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