Alabama cream marble

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Alabama Marble Company, Gantt's Quarry

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Description

A type of hard, fine-grain, creamy white marble that is mined in Alabama. Alabama creme marble has been used for sculpture. Varieties include:

Madre Cream - carves well, used for interior and exterior decorative work

Cream Blanc - pure white, fine-grain marble

Clouded Cream - white marble with cream clouds, no veining

Cream Veined - white marble with thin dark veins.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Alabama marble; Alabama creme; Madre cream; Cream Blanc

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 499
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Frank A. Lent, Trade names and Descriptions of Marbles, Limestones, Sandstones, Granites and Other Building Stones Quarried in the United States Canada and other Countries., Stone Publishing Co, New York, 1925

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