Materials Analysis Of Marble From The Parthenon
Sep 01, 1992 The crystallographic form taken by cal- cium carbonate in marble is calcite, CaCO3, a common rhombohedral mineral. At first glance, calcite does not appear to be a ma- terial of choice for structural applications. It crumbles upon application of low stress and cleaves upon mild impact, as dis- cussed by Turner et al. 3.