Marble analysis, 4811

Bust of a charioteer

White marble
Marble origin: Afyon (Turkey)


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 0.93 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -4.68 ‰  -4.47 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 1.09 ‰  0.81 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: light brown, brown and dark brown 
Cathodoluminescence intensity: intermediate to weak depending of the place
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 (1998, 2016)