Georgia white marble

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Description

A coarse-grain, white marble quarried near Tate, Georgia. The marble polishes to a high gloss and is used for statuary, monuments and buildings. Some brand names for Georgia white marbles are:

- Amicalola: a high gloss white marble used for interior and exterior decoration

- Kennesaw: a white marble with pale gray clouds

- Southern: a very white marble used for the interior and exterior of buildings

- White Georgia: a white, high gloss marble used for monument and buildings.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Georgia Kenesaw marble; White Georgia marble; Amicalola marble; Kennesaw marble; Southern White marble

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)
  • 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