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
15%
5%
74%
3%
78
flagAustria
0%
16%
74%
9%
31
flagCanada
17%
6%
68%
6%
58
flagSweden
15%
10%
65%
10%
20
flagGreece
20%
0%
65%
15%
20
flagthe United States
21%
8%
62%
7%
526
flagBelgium
27%
4%
59%
9%
22
flagPoland
19%
9%
57%
13%
11425
flagRepublic of Ireland
20%
15%
57%
7%
40
flagthe United Kingdom
19%
12%
54%
12%
366
flagItaly
34%
4%
52%
8%
46
flagAustralia
25%
13%
52%
5%
36
flagUnknown
23%
9%
51%
15%
228
flagthe Netherlands
23%
9%
50%
15%
51
flagDenmark
14%
17%
50%
17%
28
flagGermany
20%
14%
49%
14%
172
flagNorway
30%
9%
45%
15%
33
flagFrance
26%
10%
42%
21%
38
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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