Verde Cipollino Greco Marble
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Synonyms: Cipolin Antique de Grece, Cipolino Greco, Cipollino Antico, Cippolino Verde, Green of Styra, Griechisch Cipollin, Karystia Lithos, Marmor von Karystos, Stiron Green, Stouraitikon, Styra Green (according to EN 12440, addendum A), Styrian, Styron, Verde Cipollino, Verde Cipollino Striato
Location: Verde Cipollino Greco marble is quarried near Stira, Evvoia, Central Greece, Greece.
Description: Verde Cipollino Greco marble is a white, vivid green-black banded marble (cipollino). 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 Verde Cipollino Greco 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. Verde Cipollino Greco marble is frost resistant, ideal for both interior and exterior use however polish is only constant inside.
Mineral Composition: Average by %: Calcite 95, quartz 3, muscovite 0,2, chlorite 0,6, Albit 1, epidote 0,2.
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.