Pink Marble

By William T. Hathaway

Pink Marble

On the old Rison farm (Pawpaw Plantation) just a few miles north of Museville there is now the remains of a limestone quarry, the crushed rocks from which were used for adding lime to local soils. The present-day folks now living on the farm have been generous in allowing visiting students to collect rock specimens.

Marble is a metamorphic rock consisting mostly of fine- to coarse-grained calcite and/or dolomite. Of the various grays, greenish, and smoke-colored specimens the somewhat rare pink color is searched out by most collectors.



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