Bianco Acquabianca Marble
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Location: Bianco Acquabianca marble is quarried near Gorfigliano, Minucciano, Provincia di Lucca, Apennines, Tuscany, Italy.
Description: Bianco Acquabianca marble is an aphanitic, very fine-grained, compact, pure white or slightly ivory grey marble with faint, slender grey shadows or small spots and sometimes miniscule metallic black crystals of the Jurassic period. This stone internationally may be nominated as a marble and in the area of application of the European Standard this stone must be nominated as marble.
A small sample of Bianco Acquabianca marble is usually representative owing to a small variation in colour and veining. Swatch samples must be approved for large projects to ensure that the blocks are all extracted from the same quarry face for matching purposes. Bianco Acquabianca marble is frost resistant, ideal for both interior and exterior use however polish is only constant inside.
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Marble: Is a metamorphosed limestone, composed of very pure calcium carbonate, CaCO3. The softness of marble and its relative isotropy and homogeneity make marble very desirable for sculpture and building stone. Although marble comes from limestone, the temperatures and pressures necessary to form marble usually destroy any fossils that may have been present in the limestone.