Bianco Carrara Gioia Extra Marble
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Synonyms: Bianco Carrara Tipo Gioia, Bianco Gioga, Bianco Gioia, Carrara Gioia, Gioia, Marmo Bianco di Gioia, White Carrara Gioia
Location: Bianco Carrara Gioia Extra marble is quarried near Gioia, Carrara, Provincia di Massa Carrara, Apennines, Tuscany, Italy.
Description: Bianco Carrara Gioia Extra marble is a fine-grained, white to light grey marble of the Jurassic period, with dark decoration, one of the most quarried sorts of Carrara marble. 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 Carrara Gioia Extra marble is not representative owing to a wide 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 Carrara Gioia Extra 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.