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Marble in Carrrara marble quarry, Italy
The Taj Mahal is entirely clad in marble.

Marble is a non-foliated metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Geologists use the term "marble" to refer to metamorphosed limestone; however, stonemasons use the term more broadly to encompass unmetamorphosed limestone.<ref>Kearey, Philip (2001). Dictionary of Geology, Penguin Group, London and New York, p. 163. ISBN 978-0-14-051494-0</ref> Marble is commonly used for sculpture and as a building material.


Marble sections
Intro  Etymology  Physical origins  Types  Uses  Production  Microbial degradation  Cultural associations  Artificial marble  Gallery  See also  References  External links  

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