Marble is a rock resulting from metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks, most commonly limestone or dolomite rock. |
Metamorphism causes variable recrystallization of the original carbonate mineral grains. The resulting marble rock is typically
composed of an interlocking mosaic of carbonate crystals. Primary sedimentary textures and structures of the original carbonate rock (protolith)
have typically been modified or destroyed.
Onyx is a cryptocrystalline form of quartz.
The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color (save some shades, such as Purple or Blue).
Commonly, specimens of onyx available contain bands of colors of white, tan, and brown.
Sardonyx is a variant in which the colored bands are sard (shades of red) rather than black.
Pure black Onyx is common, and perhaps the most famous variety, but not as common as Onyx with banded colors.
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