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Marble Stone Tile

Marbles are formed from limestone or dolomite that has undergone enough heat and pressure to get metamorphosized into a crystalline structure. This metamorphosis takes place when the weight of overlying material, pressure from crystal collisions and heat from the earth's core generate temperatures in excess of 1800F. It has an interlocking or mosaic texture composed of crystalline grain of calcite, dolomite or both. Texture of marble depends on the form, size and uniformity of grains. The chemical constituents of marble determine the color of the marble. Generally calcite and dolomite marbles are of pure white color. Variations of whiteness of pure marbles are due to the mixture of foreign substances. Such impurities form bands, streaks and clouds. Black and grayish shades are due to graphite; pinks, reds are mainly due to the presence of manganese oxides or hematite.

Marble is one of the most beautiful stones, with a highly polished smooth face and a wide variety of colors.These various colors are due to impurities, such as iron or carbon, getting caught in the marbles structure during formation.They often appear in stripes which makes the marble, especially when cut, very beautiful.