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TitleWhite marble, from near Tate, Georgia, USA
DescriptionMarbles are metamorphosed limestones or dolostones. They are highly variable in color and character, but classic marble is white and polishes to produce smooth resistant surfaces. This high-quality marble is 99% calcite with very minor phlogopite present as small light brown-yellow flakes. It is quarried by the Georgia Marble Company in Tate, Georgia. Tate marble is used around the world as building, monument and grave stone. This sample is 8.5 cm across.
LocationUSA ▹ Georgia ▹ Pickens. Near Tate. Near the southern end of the Appalachian Mountains.
PhotographerNessa Eull. 2001-05-22.
CollectionWard’s University Rock Collection #176.
Key wordsmarble, white marble, Georgia
Tech details677 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number509