Creole marble

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Description

Several varieties of a mottled, coarse-grain marbles quarried in Pickens County, Georgia. Creole marble have a white or gray background with prominent bluish-black veins and clouds. The amount of coloring produces tones ranging from light to dark. They are commercially sold as Light Creole, Medium Creole and Dark Creole. Creole marbles are used in building construction.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Georgia creole; Georgia marble

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • 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