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.
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Dark Chocolate marble
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
- Website address 1, Website address 1 Comment: Olympus Microscopy Resource Center at http://www.olympusmicro.com/galleries/polarizedlight/pages/marblechocolatelarge.html (Accessed Sept. 17, 2005)