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Synonyms: Breccia Orientale, Cristallino Salome, Eskisehir Suebrem, Eskisehir Supren, Fior di Pesco Orientale, Marmor Salome, Saloma, Salome Suepren, Salome Supren, Salomi, Salomon, Suebrem, Sueprem, Suebrem, Suebren, Supren, Suprem Salome, Supren Salome
Location: Salome marble is quarried near Ayvacik, Eskisehir, Turkey and there are several quarries with their own trade names such as Leopar, Salome Burgundy, Salome Classic, Salome Flora, Salome Hell, Salome Pink, Suebrem Altin, Suepren Salome Pink, Suepren Salome Yellow, Supren Bordo Yellow and Supren Fume.
Description: Salome marble is a fine-grained, grey, vivid pink to violet veined marble breccia of the Triassic 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 Salome 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. Salome marble is not frost resistant, ideal for both interior and exterior use however polish is only constant inside.
Mineral Composition: Average by %:
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.