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
18%
0%
81%
0%
27
flagIndia
15%
5%
73%
4%
72
flagAustria
0%
15%
73%
11%
26
flagCanada
16%
5%
69%
7%
53
flagGreece
15%
0%
68%
15%
19
flagSweden
15%
10%
63%
10%
19
flagthe United States
22%
8%
62%
7%
512
flagPoland
19%
9%
57%
13%
11003
flagRepublic of Ireland
20%
15%
57%
7%
40
flagBelgium
28%
4%
57%
9%
21
flagthe United Kingdom
20%
12%
54%
11%
350
flagItaly
32%
4%
53%
9%
43
flagAustralia
25%
13%
52%
5%
36
flagUnknown
24%
8%
50%
15%
218
flagGermany
19%
14%
50%
14%
164
flagDenmark
14%
17%
50%
17%
28
flagthe Netherlands
23%
10%
47%
17%
46
flagNorway
32%
9%
45%
12%
31
flagSpain
38%
15%
42%
3%
26
flagFrance
25%
11%
41%
22%
36

Gender

men54%
women54%
sedimentary rock
21%
21%
smelted sand
9%
10%
metamorphosed limestone
54%
54%
congealed lava under a volcano
14%
13%

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