The name “Marble” derives from the Greek word “Marmaros” and means “Shining Stone”. Marble is granular limestone or dolomite that has been recrystallized under the influence of heat, pressure, and aqueous solutions.
Many marbles contain other minerals that are usually silicates of lime or magnesia. Diopside is very frequent and may be white or pale green; white bladed tremolite and pale-green actinolite also occur