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Textures and material properties of marble rocks
Marbles are rocks with simple mineralogical composition, but despite this, investigations on weathering phenomena of Marble artifacts show very distinct behaviour for different Marble types.
This is largely due to the extremely anisotropic physical properties of calcite crystals and therefore of the rock fabric, i.e. the microstructure (grain size, grain aspect ratio, grain-shape preferred orientation) and the texture (crystallographic preferred orientation) of the rock.
A rock fabric is the result of all the processes that the rock experiences throughout its geological history. Usually is the result of polyphase deformation events and metamorphism that occurred over a long time in varying conditions of pressure, temperature, types of deformation, chemistry of nearby rocks, etc.
Many samples of Marble rocks shows a strong directional dependence of thermal strain, this occur notably in rocks with a strong crystallographic preferred orientation, i.e. in rocks where syntectonic recrystallization led to development of a strong texture in rock. Marble is a metamorphic rock of limestone by subjected to the heat and pressure.
This stone with a very beautiful and pleasant appearance has many applications in making all kinds of stone artifacts as well as many functions as a building stone.
Middle Eastern Marble structure and colors
The original Marble is mineral calcite (CaCO3). Of course, in addition to calcite, there are other minerals in the structure of this stone. These materials include:
- Iron oxides
Marble can be mined in various dimensions. The stone has its own unique features and in the following you are familiar to them.
Marble is light color. More purity limestone in the rock caused more white it is. Impurities such as clay, iron oxides or tarry materials makes the color of the background or streaks of blue, gray, pink, yellow or black in this stone . One of the interesting facts about Marble is high purity applications that are in various industries. We will introduce these applications in the next section.
Checking the Hardness of Marble
There calcite in Marble makes it difficult to it to be able to cut well. It makes the use of Marble in the build artifacts such as statues and have a great application. This feature, along with increased transparency of the stone so beautifully realized structures are not using this stone.
Abrasion-Taking and Polished Surface
Abrasion-taking of Marble leads transforming it into one of the precious and valuable stones of the building. The stone is then polished and attractive surface gloss and installed as a facade, wall coverings, flooring and unique parades to the building.
Resistance to Environmental Conditions
Marble can be resistant to most rock against the environmental conditions such as humidity, heat and cold. The rock also has good resistance against rain and acidic rain. Stone structure is in a way that is rarely infected, and keep its beauty for a long time.
Other features Marble are as follows:
- Usability and design features
- Modern and classic interior
- Heat insulation and energy conservation
- Cool and do not absorb heat
Natural Marble Building Stone Applications
The stones are used in a variety of applications .Among them will be several categories of building construction, making of stone artifacts, oral administration and manufacturing industries. You will learn more about these in the following:
Marble Building Stone
Marble as a building stone has its own fans. The price of Marble is a relative higher to other types of stone for building. But it can also far superior quality stones than others such as travertine and granite. Marble building applications include:
- exterior design
- The wall between the cabinets
- The stairs
- Bathroom Design
- Interior wall covering
Making Stone Artifacts with Marble
As we have noted, the use of this stone in the manufacture of stone artifacts. This eliminates the ability to buy items such as a stone fountain, stone door phone as well as a variety of sculpture and elements of the buildings decorative. Other things:
- Coffee table dining
- Decorative lamps
Pharmaceutical and Industrial Application of Marble
You may be surprised to read this section but this is true. Marble powder is useful for people with acid reflux or indigestion. Other applications of Marble powder can be used as material, color, and material filler in paints, sealers, plastic, grout, cosmetics, and paper and so on. Of course, this applies only in white and pure stone and marble.
Also this stone can be used to neutralize the acid in the chemical industry.
Healing properties of marble
In terms of lithology, Marble from the Greek word Marmoros means Brilliant is a limestone that is crystallized and has crystals that are visible to the naked eye. In fact, all crystalline limestones that can be polished called marble. The crystallized grains of Marble are of the calcite type.
Marble is a dense stone and its pores are very small, and as a result, it is highly resistant to cold and frost.
How to use Marble
It is made of metamorphic rocks, which is formed from the metamorphism of limestone. Its main mineral is calcite.
The diversity of Marble in the world are divided into 3 groups:
- Marble with high calcium have the highest consumption.
- Normal transparent Marble are known to onyx.
- Hydro silicate marble, that are used in the production of decorative fixtures.
This type of stone has strong energies that are useful for the following treatments: Kidney and liver diseases and removing sediments inside them.
A small piece of uncut natural Marble in a container that has previously been put water and some mulberry leaves in it, put it in the sun for 5 minutes. Then put the stone on the liver or kidney and two leaves on your third eye (scientists believe that the third eye is like a bean that is placed between two eyebrows and its job is to receive energy signals)