Stones can have many aliases. This is due to language differences, supplier choice, coloquial trends or slang, or sometimes errors and ambiguity between rocks. Read more here.
|Thasischer Marmor, Athos White, Blanco Thassos, Bianco Taxos, Snow White|
Commercial classification sometimes differs to the scientific, geological designation. In particular, some limestones are deemed marble especially if they take a high polish. Read more here.
|Petrographic assignment||Metamorphite – Marble|
|Age||500 million years (Silurian-Cambrian)|
|Colouring minerals:||White calcite|
MOHS is the standard scale of hardness for minerals 1-10, with 10 being the MOHS of diamond. We also use the broad terms Hard and Soft for simplicity. Read more here.
A medium-grained, pure white magnesian marble of the Cambrian period (other authorites say Silurian).
Petrology:Uniform pure white marble. The individual calcite crystals, up to 2 mm in size, can be clearly recognised due to their light reflection. Thassos marble is among the whitest varieties of marble on earth, but cannot be quarried in its pure white form in large blocks, as fissures and colour impurities limit the dimensions of the block.
Petrogenesis:The marble formed in primeval times on the Greek island of Thassos, through the metamorphosis of a pure limestone massif.