Marble analysis, 8351

Bust of Nero

White marble
Marble origin: Afyon (Turkey)


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 0.83 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -4.79 ‰  -4.80 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 0.13 ‰   0.23 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: yellow, brown, dark brown
Cathodoluminescence intensity: strong 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 (2017)