Marble is a metamorphic rock formed by the alteration of limestone
by heat and pressure. In its pure form, marble is a white stone with a
crystalline and sugary appearance, consisting of calcium
carbonate CaCO 3 . Usually, marble contains other minerals, including quartz, graphite, pyrite, and iron oxides. It is used for its chemical properties in pharmaceuticals and agriculture. It is used for its optical properties in cosmetics, paint, and paper.
Also use in:
- Building Stone
- Countertops and sinks
- Floor tiles
- Terrazzo – marble chips mixed with concrete to form floors.
- Tomb Stones