Marble, which is a type of metamorphic rock, forms from either limestone or dolostone. The formation of marble occurs due to these minerals being under extreme pressure and temperatures. Although the main mineral in marb... More »

Marble belongs to the metamorphic group of rocks, which is one of the three primary types of rock-type groupings. The rock is created when limestone is subjected to high pressures and temperatures. The marble is formed b... More »

The mineral content of marble is primarily calcite, as well as smaller quantities of quartz, mica and pyrite. Trace minerals of clay or iron oxides in the marble may affect the color of the rock. More »

Marble is a type of metamorphic rock found worldwide where geologic conditions are optimal to transform sedimentary carbonate stone such as limestone or dolomite. The mineral grains are recrystallized under substantial h... More »

Marble is a metamorphic rock formed from limestone. Changes in the limestone's chemical properties due to external forces can result in the creation of marble. More »

Marble is a soft metamorphic rock that forms at the edges of tectonic plates, where limestone is exposed to regional metamorphism. The heat and pressure of the metamorphic zone force calcite inside the limestone to recry... More »

Marble is a metamorphic rock. This means that it was formed out of another rock after eons of heat and pressure. Marble is formed out of pure limestone. More »