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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flagthe Philippines
10%
0%
80%
0%
10
flagAustria
0%
16%
72%
11%
18
flagIndia
15%
7%
71%
3%
57
flagBelgium
12%
6%
68%
12%
16
flagLithuania
33%
0%
66%
0%
12
flagCanada
18%
7%
65%
7%
38
flagSweden
18%
6%
62%
12%
16
flagthe United States
23%
8%
61%
6%
442
flagItaly
22%
6%
61%
9%
31
flagRepublic of Ireland
18%
15%
60%
6%
33
flagPoland
20%
9%
56%
13%
8324
flagthe United Kingdom
19%
12%
54%
12%
270
flagAustralia
26%
10%
53%
6%
30
flagGermany
18%
14%
51%
13%
131
flagthe Netherlands
24%
15%
48%
12%
33
flagDenmark
21%
15%
42%
21%
19
flagFrance
25%
12%
40%
21%
32
flagNorway
33%
11%
40%
14%
27
flagSpain
43%
17%
39%
0%
23
flagUU
31%
12%
37%
12%
16

Gender

men54%
women54%
sedimentary rock
21%
20%
smelted sand
10%
10%
metamorphosed limestone
54%
54%
congealed lava under a volcano
12%
13%

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