Marble is mined, or rather “quarried”, worldwide. Quarrying Marble begins by taking a sample from the Marble deposit, in order to test its purity. Once tested and approved, the Marble slabs are then drilled out with diamond-tipped drills.
Categorized as a metamorphic rock, Marble is a composition of recrystallized carbonate minerals. The stone has a hardness level of 3-4 Mohs, a density of 2.55-2.7 kilograms per cubic centimeter, and a compressive strength of 70-140 Newtons per square millimeter.
Countries like Italy, Ireland, Spain, Greece, Russia, Belgium, Canada, Portugal and USA are amongst the leading producers of this valuable rock. It is however Italy, Portugal, USA China, India and Spain dominate the global marble production and make up 67% of the world’s total Marble production
CMC imports marble from around 40 countries across the globe. Some of them are listed below
- Sri lanka
- Czec Republic