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TitleWhite marble, from West Rutland, Vermont, USA
DescriptionMarble forms by metamorphism of limestone. This marble was a commonly used building stone in the 19th and early 20th century. It was first quarried around 1807. Later, it was mined from underground. Activity peaked in the mid to late 1800s but declined in the 20th century. Most mines closed between 1930 and 1950. Today, most of the quarries and mines are filled with water. This sample is about 9 cm by 6 cm. It is nearly 100% calcite.
LocationUSA ▹ Vermont. Near West Rutland.
PhotographerNessa Eull. 2001-05-22.
CollectionWard’s University Rock Collection #174.
Key wordsmarble, Vermont
Tech details464 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number507