Marble analysis, 51.2867

Tablet with Greek inscription

White marble with grey veins
Marble origin: Marmara (Turkey)


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 0.60 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -3.48 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 2.07 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: dark blue
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak 
Cathodoluminescence distribution: homogeneous

Stable isotope data fall in a zone where different source areas (Paros, Marmara, Carrara, Göktepe, Afyon, Hymettus, Thasos, Naxos, Pentelikon, Aphrodisias) overlap and the data are not conclusive. However, the MGS, the texture and the cathodomicrofacies support Marmara as the origin of this marble.

D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (2005, 2017)