Marble

Properties
Rock group Metamorphic
Metamorphism type Regional
Metamorphic rock class Carbonate
Protolith Limestone
Common minerals Calcite
Dolomite
Micas

Marble in Hand Sample

For some reason, we have no images of just plain marble. We’re working on that.

Castner marble from the Franklin Mountains in southwest Texas

Castner marble featuring garnet porphyroblasts

Marble in Thin Section

Marble in plane polars

Marble in crossed polars

Marble breccia in plane polars

Marble breccia in crossed polars

Serpentine marble in plane polars

Serpentine marble in crossed polars

Marble, plane polars
Marble, crossed polars

Pink marble, plane polars
Pink marble, plane polars
Pink marble, crossed polars
Pink marble, crossed polars