Georgia marble

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Lincoln Memorial Statue Washington, D.C.

Description

Any of numerous marbles quarried in the northern part of Georgia. The coarse-grain marbles usually have pale colors ranging from white to pink to gray to green with large sparkling crystals. The White Georgia marble is used for statuary while most (Georgia green, Georgia White, Georgia Cherokee, Georgia Silver Gray, Creole, Etowah, and Mezzotint) are used as interior and exterior building stones.

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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

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