A dark brown marble with notable occurrences in the vicinity of Knoxville, Tennessee and in Ontario Canada. Chocolate marble has high strength, is translucent and polishes to a high gloss. It is commonly used as a building stone. Chocolate marble has been used in the Tennessee State Capitol building and the U.S. Capitol building.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Dark Chocolate marble
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
- Website address 1 Comment: Olympus Microscopy Resource Center at http://www.olympusmicro.com/galleries/polarizedlight/pages/marblechocolatelarge.html (Accessed Sept. 17, 2005)