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Eisco Coarse White Marble Specimen (Metamorphic Rock), Approx. 1" (3cm)

  • Coarse marble sample approximately 1" (3cm) in size
  • Massive marble sample formed from high pressure, low heat metamorphism
  • Perfect size for use in classroom identification labs and exercises, correlates well to Next Generation Science Standards Evidence Statements
  • Ideal for classroom activities trying to ascertain differences between metamorphic rocks and their provenance
  • Specimen comes in clear labeled and barcoded bag for ideal storage
  • Average Specimen Size - 2-3 cm

Marble is a metamorphic rock formed from limestone. The high-pressure, low-heat alteration leads to a massive crystalline rock that can form a variety of shapes. Marble is mined heavily for use in building and furniture, and has traditionally been used in architecture as well. Though much denser than limestone, marble will still effervesce in acid, making it useful in identification exercises.

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