Virtual Museum ID: 19-KM3
Marble is a type of rock that forms when carbonate rocks like limestone or dolostone are metamorphosed, or transformed by high temperatures and pressures. Marble is made mainly of the minerals calcite and dolomite. It is usually white, sometimes with thin bands or swirls of colour if the original rock contained layers of mud, clay, sand or silt. It can occur in different colours if different impurities like iron are present. Marble has been used mainly in construction and stone masonry throughout human history
The information listed below relates to the current holding location or collection that the sample is from, and whether the item is viewable at that location or is part of a private collection. Coordinates are given as guides, and we remind you that collecting specimens from these locations is not allowed. Caution is advised visiting such sites and Below BC assumes no responsibility for any injuries or trespassing charges that may occur as a result of the viewer entering these sites.
Original Collection:Kootenay Star Mining Museum (KM)
Virtual Museum ID:19-KM3
Date Added to VM:2019-06-10
Datum:11 (NAD 83)
Primary Features:Kaslo marble
Primary Mineral Formula:-
Advanced Geological Information
The following section provides geological data relating to the specimen or the site it was collected from, when available. Information has been obtained from various sources including private and government datasets but may not be up to date. Any geological time periods or ages listed often relate to the primary geology of the area, and may not be the actual date of an event such as mineral formation.