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What is the fracture of marble?
Last Updated: 21st March, 2020
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People also ask, what is the cleavage of marble?
First there is the marble a marble is a metamorphic rock its hardness rate is 3-4. The marbles luster is very pearly and dull. The marble has no cleavage but calcite which is also a metamorphic rock has the best cleavage. Marbles have variteys of colors for example red,blue etc.
One may also ask, how is marble formed in the earth? Marble is a metamorphic rock formed when limestone is exposed to high temperatures and pressures. Marble forms under such conditions because the calcite forming the limestone recrystallises forming a denser rock consisting of roughly equigranular calcite crystals.
Subsequently, question is, is marble a sedimentary rock?
Marble is a rock resulting from metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks, most commonly limestone or dolomite rock. Metamorphism causes variable recrystallization of the original carbonate mineral grains. The resulting marble rock is typically composed of an interlocking mosaic of carbonate crystals.
Where is Marble found on Earth?
Marble is found in various places around the world, including India, Greece, Spain, Turkey, Italy, and the United States of America. Marble companies go to these places to find marble as enormous rocks in its natural state. Then, the marble is cut into slabs or smaller pieces to be used in construction or in art.