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.

Marble is commonly used for sculpture and as a building material.

Read more about Marble:  Etymology, Physical Origins, Types, Production, Artificial Marble, Cultural Associations

Famous quotes containing the word marble:

    Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble; in a statue the marble must be like flesh.
    Victor Hugo (1802–1885)

    Interred beneath this marble stone
    Lie Saunt’ring Jack and Idle Joan.
    Matthew Prior (1664–1721)

    Let him have the marble monument, along with the well-assured and more enduring one in the hearts of those who love liberty, unselfishly, for all men.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)