What kind of rock is marble?

sedimentary rock
smelted sand
metamorphosed limestone
congealed lava under a volcano
Marble is a meta­mor­phic rock. It is formed deep under the Earth surface, under high pressure and tem­per­a­ture between 500 and 700°C. Under such con­di­tions calcite re­crys­tallis­es and lime­stone is trans­formed into marble.

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sedimentary rock
smelted sand
metamorphosed limestone
congealed lava under a volcano
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flagLithuania
17%
0%
82%
0%
28
flagIndia
14%
4%
76%
3%
91
flagAustria
3%
15%
72%
9%
33
flagCanada
17%
6%
68%
6%
58
flagGreece
20%
0%
65%
15%
20
flagSweden
15%
10%
65%
10%
20
flagthe United States
23%
7%
61%
7%
565
flagBelgium
26%
4%
60%
8%
23
flagPoland
19%
9%
57%
13%
11900
flagRepublic of Ireland
20%
15%
57%
7%
40
flagItaly
32%
3%
56%
7%
53
flagthe United Kingdom
18%
12%
55%
12%
390
flagUnknown
23%
8%
52%
15%
246
flagAustralia
25%
13%
52%
5%
36
flagthe Netherlands
23%
9%
50%
15%
51
flagDenmark
16%
16%
50%
16%
30
flagGermany
20%
15%
48%
14%
178
flagFrance
23%
10%
48%
17%
47
flagNorway
30%
9%
45%
15%
33
flagSpain
38%
15%
42%
3%
26

Gender

men54%
women54%
sedimentary rock
21%
21%
smelted sand
9%
10%
metamorphosed limestone
54%
54%
congealed lava under a volcano
13%
13%

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