How do limestone and marble differ?

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The term marble covers the metamorphic limestones (marble) and the calcareous sedimentary rocks (limestone or limestone). The basic building material of marble and limestone is of organic origin (microorganisms, shells or skeletons). Therefore, marble and limestone have increasingly emerged in shallow water areas with abundant life. The properties and technical values ​​of the two groups of natural stone hardly differ, as both are based on lime. Colored marble types, such as Rosso Verona or Giallo Atlantide (also called Cleopatra) or our local Jura marble belong to the limestones. A typical marble (Bianco Carrara or Bianco Brasil) is fine-grained and crystalline, mostly monochrome and light. In contrast to pure limestone, marble was created under a much higher pressure, at a greater depth, which is why it is called a metamorphic rock. In general, we recommend using marble or limestone only indoors in our latitudes, since marble and limestone are usually not frost-resistant. In the interior, marble is very resistant as a building material and can be used in a variety of ways.
Many works of art made of marble are centuries old. (the Acropolis or St. Peter's Basilica).

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