NAME OF QUARRY.
Cube in Lbs.
WHERE USED, AND REMARKS.
Bluish grey, black veins and cloudings
Called "Bardilla;" sometimes contains veininga resembling flowers.
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Jurassic, lias, oolitic
Used chiefly for statuary; composed almost entirely of carbonate of lime; sometimes contains particles of quartz and pyrites; weathers badly in a smoky atmosphere, also under changes of temperature. Used for chimney-pieces.
Emperor's Red .
*Giallo Antico .
* Ancient marbles, used for works of art; not now found in quarries, but imitated in artificial marbles.
Island of Parr .
Cream white .
Near first cataract of Nile
Reddish brown; deep blood red, or veined with white
Consists chiefly of felspar.
Rouge Royal .
France and Belgium
Red and brown, veined
Chiefly used in this country for chimney-pieces.
Sicilian, also called Ravacci-one...
Near Carrara .
Italy . .
Somewhat same composition as Carrara. Used for Marble Arch. Marbles from Sicily are not much used in this country.
Yellow, with veins and cloudings.
* Verde Antique ...
Near Genoa and Florence
Mottled with light green, dark green, and black.
Generally classed by builders among marbles; really a serpentine. (See p.