STONE DATABASE

Marble

There are over eight thousand types of marble on the market today, and the number continues to grow. It would be impossible to list every available type, but there are some common characteristics that make it fairly easy to identify marble.

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Aghia Marina Aghia MarinaWhite and light grey, cloudy Detail

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Stone Name :Aghia Marina
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Greece (Attiki)
Color :White and light grey, cloudy
Water Absorbtion :-0.10%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :limestones metamor-phosed in Terciery
Petrographic Type :marble
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Arabescato Vagli Arabescato VagliWhite, greyish fragments in light to dark grey backround Detail

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Stone Name :Arabescato Vagli
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy
Color :White, greyish fragments in light to dark grey backround
Water Absorbtion :0.15-0.25%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic limestones metamorphosed during Terciery
Petrographic Type :brecciated marble, fine-grained
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Aurisina AurisinaGrey-beige with brown-grey and cream Detail

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Stone Name :Aurisina
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy (Friuli)
Color :Grey-beige with brown-grey and cream
Water Absorbtion :0.1-1.2% (medium compact limestone)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Cretaceous
Petrographic Type :fossiliferous limestone (with rudists)
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Azul Cielo Azul CieloLight blue, white bluish (yellowish, greyish) waves Detail

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Stone Name :Azul Cielo
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Argentina
Color :Light blue, white bluish (yellowish, greyish) waves
Water Absorbtion :0.15-0.2%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :?
Petrographic Type :marble
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Bardiglio BardiglioGrey, dark grey and light grey spots, clouds, streaks, veins Detail

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Stone Name :Bardiglio
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy
Color :Grey, dark grey and light grey spots, clouds, streaks, veins
Water Absorbtion :0.1-0.2%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic limestones metamor-phosed during Terciery
Petrographic Type :marble, fine-grained
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Belgian Black Belgian BlackBlack Detail

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Stone Name :Belgian Black
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Belgium
Color :Black
Water Absorbtion :0.1-0.15%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Devonian
Petrographic Type :micritic limestone
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Bianco Carrara Bianco CarraraWhite, grey (grey shade increases from B to D) with light grey spots (UNITO) or grey thin veins (VENATO) Detail

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Stone Name :Bianco Carrara
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy (Toscana)
Color :White, grey (grey shade increases from B to D) with light grey spots (UNITO) or grey thin veins (VENATO)
Water Absorbtion :0.1-0.2%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic limestones metamor-phosed during Terciery
Petrographic Type :marble (some veined), fine-grained
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Bianco Perlino Bianco PerlinoWhite-cream with waved darker veins Detail

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Stone Name :Bianco Perlino
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy
Color :White-cream with waved darker veins
Water Absorbtion :0.1-0.2%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic - Cretaceous
Petrographic Type :micritic limestone with stylolites
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Black And Gold Black And GoldBlack, gold Detail

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Stone Name :Black And Gold
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :India
Color :Black, gold
Water Absorbtion :
Hardness :
Geologic Age :
Petrographic Type :
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Blanco Macael Blanco MacaelWhite (greyish streaks) Detail

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Stone Name :Blanco Macael
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Spain
Color :White (greyish streaks)
Water Absorbtion :0.05-0.15%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Triassic limestones metamor-phosed during Terciery
Petrographic Type :marble, medium-grained
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Botticino BotticinoCream-beige with cream spots Detail

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Stone Name :Botticino
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy
Color :Cream-beige with cream spots
Water Absorbtion :0.15-0.2%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic
Petrographic Type :fossiliferous limestone (with oncoids)
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This stone has dull spots when polished. To even out these dull spots you can use a 5x brick or make a pad with 5x.

Botticino Fiorito Botticino FioritoBrown Detail

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Stone Name :Botticino Fiorito
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy
Color :Brown
Water Absorbtion :
Hardness :
Geologic Age :
Petrographic Type :
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Breccia Aurora Breccia AuroraBeige, gold, cream, brown Detail

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Stone Name :Breccia Aurora
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy
Color :Beige, gold, cream, brown
Water Absorbtion :0.2-0.45%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic
Petrographic Type :limestone breccia
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Breccia Oniciata Breccia OniciataBeige, cream, gold Detail

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Stone Name :Breccia Oniciata
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy
Color :Beige, cream, gold
Water Absorbtion :0.2-0.45%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic
Petrographic Type :limestone breccia
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Brecha Tavira Brecha TaviraRose-beige, brown-grey Detail

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Stone Name :Brecha Tavira
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Portugal
Color :Rose-beige, brown-grey
Water Absorbtion :0.2-0.6%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic
Petrographic Type :dolomitic limestone breccia
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Breche Nouvelle Breche NouvelleBrown-grey dark and light, beige-gold, white Detail

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Stone Name :Breche Nouvelle
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :France (Languedoc-Roussillon)
Color :Brown-grey dark and light, beige-gold, white
Water Absorbtion :0
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic
Petrographic Type :limestone breccia
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Breccia Pernice Breccia PerniceBrown-red, beige, cream, pink Detail

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Stone Name :Breccia Pernice
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy
Color :Brown-red, beige, cream, pink
Water Absorbtion :0.2-0.45%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic
Petrographic Type :limestone breccia
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Calacatta CalacattaWhite - greyish fragments in beige, grey, brown or brown-red, backround Detail

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Stone Name :Calacatta
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy
Color :White - greyish fragments in beige, grey, brown or brown-red, backround
Water Absorbtion :0.1-0.25%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic limestones metamorphosed during Terciery
Petrographic Type :brecciated marble, fine-grained
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Calcatta CalcattaWhite Detail

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Stone Name :Calcatta
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :India
Color :White
Water Absorbtion :
Hardness :
Geologic Age :
Petrographic Type :
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Chiampo ChiampoBeige (rose), grainy with grey-brownish veins Detail

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Stone Name :Chiampo
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy
Color :Beige (rose), grainy with grey-brownish veins
Water Absorbtion :0.15-0.5%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Paleogene
Petrographic Type :fossiliferous limestone with nummulites and stylolites
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China Black China BlackBlack with white veins Detail

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Stone Name :China Black
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :China
Color :Black with white veins
Water Absorbtion :(0.1-0.2%)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Paleozoic - Mesozoic
Petrographic Type :micritic limestone with veinlets
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Cipollino Apuano Cipollino ApuanoWhite, light green, grey bands, streaks and waves Detail

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Stone Name :Cipollino Apuano
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy
Color :White, light green, grey bands, streaks and waves
Water Absorbtion :0.1-0.2%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Mesozoic limestones metamor-phosed during Terciery
Petrographic Type :marble, fine-grained
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Crema Marfil Crema MarfilCream with beige points Detail

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Stone Name :Crema Marfil
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Spain (Valencia and Murcia)
Color :Cream with beige points
Water Absorbtion :0.15-0.2%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Paleogene
Petrographic Type :fossiliferous limestone with algae and nummulites
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Crema Valencia Crema ValenciaGold - beige (pinkish) with rose veins Detail

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Stone Name :Crema Valencia
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Spain (Valencia)
Color :Gold - beige (pinkish) with rose veins
Water Absorbtion :0.15-0.4%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :probably Jurassic
Petrographic Type :micritic limestone with fossils and stylolites
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Cremo Delicato Cremo DelicatoWhite ? yellowish with gold streaks Detail

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Stone Name :Cremo Delicato
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy (Toscana)
Color :White ? yellowish with gold streaks
Water Absorbtion :0.1-0.2%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic limestones metamor-phosed during Terciery
Petrographic Type :marble, fine-grained
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Daino Reale Daino RealeCream, beige Detail

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Stone Name :Daino Reale
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy (Sardegna)
Color :Cream, beige
Water Absorbtion :0.4-0.45% (0.3-0.85%)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Cretaceous
Petrographic Type :fossiliferous limestone with oncoids
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Danby DanbyWhite with gold, grey or green veins and spots Detail

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Stone Name :Danby
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :USA (Vermont)
Color :White with gold, grey or green veins and spots
Water Absorbtion :0.1-0.2%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Paleozoic
Petrographic Type :Marble, fine-grained
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Emerald Green Emerald GreenGreen-black (dark green) with rare white veins Detail

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Stone Name :Emerald Green
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :India (Rajasthan)
Color :Green-black (dark green) with rare white veins
Water Absorbtion :0.1-0.25%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :serpentine Marble
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Emperador Dark Emperador DarkBrown Detail

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Stone Name :Emperador Dark
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Spain
Color :Brown
Water Absorbtion :
Hardness :
Geologic Age :
Petrographic Type :
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Emperador Light Emperador LightBrown Detail

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Stone Name :Emperador Light
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Spain
Color :Brown
Water Absorbtion :
Hardness :
Geologic Age :
Petrographic Type :
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Empress Green Empress GreenDark green (green-black and light green) with white veins Detail

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Stone Name :Empress Green
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Taiwan
Color :Dark green (green-black and light green) with white veins
Water Absorbtion :0.1-0.3%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Neogene - Quaternary
Petrographic Type :serpentine Marble
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Filetto Rosso Filetto RossoCream, beige with redish veins Detail

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Stone Name :Filetto Rosso
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy (Puglia)
Color :Cream, beige with redish veins
Water Absorbtion :0.15-0.3%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic - Cretaceous
Petrographic Type :micritic limestone with stylolites
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Fior Di Pesco Carnico Fior Di Pesco CarnicoLight grey, white, brown-red, dark-grey, yellowish with white, grey and brown-red veins Detail

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Stone Name :Fior Di Pesco Carnico
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy
Color :Light grey, white, brown-red, dark-grey, yellowish with white, grey and brown-red veins
Water Absorbtion :0.05-0.1%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Devonian
Petrographic Type :veined Marble, fine-grained
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French Vanilla French VanillaCream (beige) Detail

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Stone Name :French Vanilla
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Greece
Color :Cream (beige)
Water Absorbtion :(0.3-0.55%)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Mesozoic
Petrographic Type :brecciated calcitic dolomite
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Galala GalalaBeige-cream with cream spots Detail

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Stone Name :Galala
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Egypt (Suez)
Color :Beige-cream with cream spots
Water Absorbtion :0.35-0.6%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Cretaceous - Paleogene
Petrographic Type :micritic limestone with fossils
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Georgia Marble Georgia MarbleWhite, light grey, (grey, gold, pink) Detail

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Stone Name :Georgia Marble
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :USA (Georgia)
Color :White, light grey, (grey, gold, pink)
Water Absorbtion :(0.1-0.2%)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Cambrian limestones metamorphosed in Ordovician
Petrographic Type :Marble, medium- to coarse-grained
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Giallo Reale Giallo RealeGold, beige, rose Detail

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Stone Name :Giallo Reale
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy (Veneto)
Color :Gold, beige, rose
Water Absorbtion :0.2-0.3%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic
Petrographic Type :limestone breccia
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Giallo Siena Giallo SienaGold, (beige, brown) Detail

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Stone Name :Giallo Siena
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy (Toscana)
Color :Gold, (beige, brown)
Water Absorbtion :0.2-0.3%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :probably Jurassic limestones metamor-phosed during Terciery
Petrographic Type :Marble, fine-grained
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Golden Cream Golden CreamCream with beige-gold veins Detail

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Stone Name :Golden Cream
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Egypt
Color :Cream with beige-gold veins
Water Absorbtion :(0.3-0.6%)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :probably Cretaceous - Paleogene
Petrographic Type :micritic limestone with stylolites
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Golden Spider Golden SpiderWhite with gold veins Detail

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Stone Name :Golden Spider
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Greece
Color :White with gold veins
Water Absorbtion :0
Hardness :
Geologic Age :limestones metamorphosed during Terciery
Petrographic Type :veined Marble, fine-grained
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Grigio Carnico Grigio CarnicoGrey with white and black veins Detail

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Stone Name :Grigio Carnico
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy
Color :Grey with white and black veins
Water Absorbtion :0.1-0.15%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Devonian
Petrographic Type :veined Marble, fine-grained
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Jura Marmor Jura MarmorBeige, gold, (cream, brown) or grey, cream, (beige) Detail

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Stone Name :Jura Marmor
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Germany
Color :Beige, gold, (cream, brown) or grey, cream, (beige)
Water Absorbtion :0.45-2.2%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic
Petrographic Type :fossiliferous limestone (with algae and other fossils)
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Karnezeika KarnezeikaBeige, cream Detail

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Stone Name :Karnezeika
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Greece
Color :Beige, cream
Water Absorbtion :0.15-0.25%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :probably Cretaceous
Petrographic Type :fossiliferous limestone with oncoids and veins
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Lotus Green Lotus GreenLight green, white, dark green, pinkish Detail

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Stone Name :Lotus Green
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :China (Eastern Province)
Color :Light green, white, dark green, pinkish
Water Absorbtion :(0.1-0.2%)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :?
Petrographic Type :brecciated Marble, fine-grained
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Makrana Marble Makrana MarbleWhite, grey, (brown) Detail

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Stone Name :Makrana Marble
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :India (Rajasthan)
Color :White, grey, (brown)
Water Absorbtion :0
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :marble, fine- to medium-grained
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Marron Emperador Marron EmperadorBrown (greyish), beige (whitish) Detail

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Stone Name :Marron Emperador
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Spain (Valencia and Murcia)
Color :Brown (greyish), beige (whitish)
Water Absorbtion :0.35-0.45%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :probably Cretaceous
Petrographic Type :brecciated dolomite
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Ming Green Ming GreenGrey ? light green Detail

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Stone Name :Ming Green
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :China
Color :Grey ? light green
Water Absorbtion :?
Hardness :
Geologic Age :(0.1-0.2%)
Petrographic Type :marble, medium- to coarse-grained
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Monaco Brown Monaco BrownBrown Detail

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Stone Name :Monaco Brown
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy
Color :Brown
Water Absorbtion :
Hardness :
Geologic Age :
Petrographic Type :
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Naxos Marble Naxos MarbleWhite, greyish Detail

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Stone Name :Naxos Marble
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Greece (Cyclades Islands)
Color :White, greyish
Water Absorbtion :0
Hardness :
Geologic Age :limestones metamorphosed in Terciery
Petrographic Type :marble, coarse-grained
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Negro Marquina Negro MarquinaBlack with white specks and veins Detail

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Stone Name :Negro Marquina
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Spain (Basque Country)
Color :Black with white specks and veins
Water Absorbtion :0.15-0.2%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Cretaceous
Petrographic Type :micritic limestone with fossils (rudists) and veinlets
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Nero Portoro Nero PortoroBlack with gold veins and spots Detail

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Stone Name :Nero Portoro
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy (Liguria)
Color :Black with gold veins and spots
Water Absorbtion :0.7-0.85%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Triassic - Jurassic
Petrographic Type :micritic limestone with stylolites
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Noir Saint Laurent Noir Saint LaurentBlack with white (gold) veins Detail

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Stone Name :Noir Saint Laurent
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :France (Languedoc Roussillon)
Color :Black with white (gold) veins
Water Absorbtion :0.1-0.15%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Devonian
Petrographic Type :micritic limestone with veinlets
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Norwegian Rose Norwegian RoseRose, pink, white, grey-green Detail

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Stone Name :Norwegian Rose
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Norway
Color :Rose, pink, white, grey-green
Water Absorbtion :0.1-0.15%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Paleozoic
Petrographic Type :brecciated (dolomitic) marble, medium-grained
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Palissandro PalissandroWhite-cream, beige-brown, grey (bluish) Detail

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Stone Name :Palissandro
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy (Piemonte)
Color :White-cream, beige-brown, grey (bluish)
Water Absorbtion :0.15-0.4%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :probably Mesozoic dolomites metamorphosed in Paleogene
Petrographic Type :dolomitic marble, fine-grained
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Pentelikon Marble Pentelikon MarbleWhite (greish, yellowish) Detail

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Stone Name :Pentelikon Marble
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Greece (Attiki)
Color :White (greish, yellowish)
Water Absorbtion :0
Hardness :
Geologic Age :limestones metamorphosed in Terciery
Petrographic Type :marble, fine-grained
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Perlato Royal Perlato RoyalBeige, cream, (brown) Detail

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Stone Name :Perlato Royal
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy (Lazio)
Color :Beige, cream, (brown)
Water Absorbtion :0.2-0.4%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Neogene
Petrographic Type :fossiliferous limestone with oncoids
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Perlato Svevo Perlato SvevoCream, beige, (gold) Detail

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Stone Name :Perlato Svevo
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy, Puglia
Color :Cream, beige, (gold)
Water Absorbtion :0.2-0.3%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Cretaceous0.2-0.3%
Petrographic Type :fossiliferous limestone with shells
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Perlato Sicilia Perlato SiciliaBeige-cream with brown-red spots Detail

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Stone Name :Perlato Sicilia
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Italy (Sicilia)
Color :Beige-cream with brown-red spots
Water Absorbtion :0.4-0.9%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Cretaceous
Petrographic Type :fossiliferous limestone with shell pieces
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Petit Granit Petit GranitBlack with white points Detail

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Stone Name :Petit Granit
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Belgium (Hanaut)
Color :Black with white points
Water Absorbtion :0.1-0.15%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Carboni-ferous
Petrographic Type :fossiliferous limestone (mainly with crinoids)
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Rojo Alicante Rojo AlicanteRed, (beige) with white (grey) veins Detail

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Stone Name :Rojo Alicante
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Spain (Valencia)
Color :Red, (beige) with white (grey) veins
Water Absorbtion :0.1-0.2%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic
Petrographic Type :nodular to fossiliferous (shells) limestone with veinlets
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Rojo Coralito Rojo CoralitoRed, beige with white (grey) veins Detail

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Stone Name :Rojo Coralito
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Spain (Murcia)
Color :Red, beige with white (grey) veins
Water Absorbtion :0.1-0.2%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic
Petrographic Type :micritic (nodular) limestone with veinlets
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Rosa Egeo Rosa EgeoPink, white Detail

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Stone Name :Rosa Egeo
Stone Type :Marble
Origin :Greece (Thessaly)
Color :Pink, white
Water Absorbtion :0.05-0.1%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :limestones metamorphosed in Terciery
Petrographic Type :marble, fine-grained