Batesville marble

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Description

A light gray- or cream-color oolitic limestone quarried in the northern part of Arkansas. The hard, fine-grain, crystalline stone takes a good polish and has been used for monuments and buildings.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Batesville limestone

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • 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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