Marble

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

Marble in Hand Sample

Plain white marble
Finer-grained white marble
Castner marble from the Franklin Mountains in southwest Texas
Castner marble featuring garnet porphyroblasts
A stromatolite preserved in Castner marble

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, Plane Polars

Marble in plane polarized light. Magnification: 40x Click here to watch marble rotating in crossed polars: https://youtu.be/1YLq-4w6QME Click here to explore…

Marble, crossed polars

Marble, Crossed Polars

Marble in cross polarized light. Magnification: 40x Click here to watch marble rotating in plane polars: https://youtu.be/9i0xbxSV3yo Click here to explore a…

Marble breccia, plane polars

Marble breccia, plane polars

Marble breccia in plane polarized light. Magnification: 40x Click here for crossed polars: https://youtu.be/urh9GU95Ya8 Click here to explore this slide in p…

Marble breccia, crossed polars

Marble breccia, crossed polars

Marble breccia in cross polarized light. Magnification: 40x Click here for plane polars: https://youtu.be/Fh79XjMp26g Click here to explore this slide in pla…

Serpentine marble, plane polars

Serpentine marble, plane polars

Serpentine marble in plane polarized light. Magnification: 40x Click here to explore this slide in plane polars: https://viewer.gigamacro.com/view/pFQ7HIwovK…

Serpentine marble, crossed polars

Serpentine marble, crossed polars

Serpentine marble in cross polarized light. Magnification: 40x Click here for plane polars: https://youtu.be/Cd3knZRN0uw Click here to explore this slide in …

Pink marble, plane polars
Pink marble, plane polars

Pink Marble, Plane Polars

Pink marble in plane polarized light. Magnification: 40x Click here to watch this grain rotate in crossed polars: https://youtu.be/z1q7RWESw7o Click here to …

Pink marble, crossed polars
Pink marble, crossed polars

Pink Marble, Crossed Polars

Pink marble in cross polarized light. Magnification: 40x Click here to watch this grain rotate in plane polars: https://youtu.be/92UF2LXBHcE Click here to ex…