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Marble analysis, A.364

Sarcophagus


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

 

Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 1.23 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -1.70 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 2.86 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: dark blue
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak
Cathodoluminescence distribution: homogeneous

Stable isotope data fall in a zone where different source areas (i.e. Paros, Thasos, Marmara, Carrara, Hymettus) overlap and the data are inconclusive. However, the blue color of luminescence supports Paros or Marmara as the origin of this marble. 
 

D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (1998, 2017)