Lexikon

Marble analysis, 4785

Fragment of a double-sided stela


White marble
Marble origin: Pentelikon (Greece)

 

Mineralogy: calcite and dolomite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 0.81 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -8.41 ‰  -8.49 ‰  -8.54 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 2.51 ‰  2.50 ‰  2.51 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: yellow to orange-brown, dark brown and red
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak to strong depending of the place (aspect of cooling embers)
Cathodoluminescence distribution: heterogeneous

All data are in accordance with Pentelikon as the marble origin. 
 

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