Question - What are the different kinds of marbles?

Answered by: Justin Price  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 18-06-2022  |  Views: 528  |  Total Questions: 11

There are a number of types of marble tile and they're all beautiful, including: Calacatta marble. Carrara marble. Crema Marfil marble. Emperador marble. Statuary marble. True stone marbles are rare and desirable to collectors, and chances of finding one are slim but not impossible. Most steel marbles are really industrial ball bearings that found their way into child's play. Clay marbles, both glazed and unglazed, are plentiful because they were mass produced between 1884 and 1950. Although marbles can be affordable for all collector budgets, avid collectors know that prices can range into the thousands of dollars. Note that unscrupulous dealers have been known to reproduce marbles and sell them as old or antique. Here we have listed the most famous marble types which are favorites of homeowners around the globe: Calacatta Marble. Calacatta marble is considered as the most luxurious marble type due to its rarity. Calacatta Borghini Marble. Emperador Marble. Carrara Marble. The White Statuario marble of Carrara is one of the most precious marbles in the world. Few materials, in fact, can compete with its transparent sheen and its incredibly compact structure.

https://www.collectorsweekly.com/art-glass/marbles

Ultimately, old glass marbles are the most collectible. Antique glass marbles are highly collectible, from handmade examples by German glassmakers of the 1800s to vintage marbles made by machine in the early 20th century by U. S. companies like Christensen, Peltier Glass, Akro Agate, and Vitro Agate.

https://www.marblecollecting.com/marble-reference/online-marble-id-guide/earthenware/

EARTHENWARE MARBLES. Clay marbles are the most common old marble that you will find. These marbles were the easiest to produce and millions still exist. Unfortunately, Clay marbles do not have nearly the eye-appeal of any other marbles and therefore are the least collectible of any marble.

http://www.landofmarbles.com/phpbb/showthread.php?4849-How-can-you-tell-if-a-marble-is-quot-oxblood-

Re: How can you tell if a marble is "oxblood" Oxblood is rust red in color and is opaque. It has tiny thin black filaments within it. These are more easily seen on some more than others. Oxblood can also come in varying shades of red with the darkest being burnt oxblood.

http://www.landofmarbles.com/phpbb/showthread.php?29136-Cleaning-do-s-and-don-ts

Warm soapy water is good for most glass marbles. (Not too hot or too cold or they could crack. ) For tough stains some use things like acid or toothpaste or nonabrasive detergent. There are a few marbles which could be damaged by chemicals.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marble_(toy)

Various names refer to the marbles' size. Any marble larger than the majority may be termed a boulder, bonker, masher, plumper, popper, shooter, thumper, smasher, taw, bumbo, crock, bumboozer, bowler, tonk, tronk, godfather, tom bowler, fourer, giant, dobber, dobbert, hogger, biggie or toebreaker.

If you have access to the bottom of the surface, look through the magnifying glass for little holes, or dents. Fake marble will show little holes where pockets of air popped from the mixing of plastic resin. Real marble will have natural dents from where it originally came from.

https://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/cabinets-and-countertops/marble-countertops-price/

Marble Prices Per Square Foot. The average cost for marble slab countertops is $60 per square foot but can range from $40 to $100 per square foot. Material and installation costs depend on type, grade, size, transportation and more.

https://geology.com/rocks/marble.shtml

Color: Marble is usually a light-colored rock. When it is formed from a limestone with very few impurities, it will be white in color. Marble that contains impurities such as clay minerals, iron oxides, or bituminous material can be bluish, gray, pink, yellow, or black in color.

https://www.marmol.com/our-inspiration/types-white-marble-best-uses/

For those looking to add white marble into their home, take a look at these 6 different types of marble and their best uses. Carrara Marble. This popular white marble has a clean look with its subtle gray hues. Calacatta Marble. Statuario Marble. Thassos Marble. Mystery White Marble.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/marble-toy

Marble, small, hard ball that is used in a variety of children's games and is named after the 18th-century practice of making the toy from marble chips. The object of marble games is to roll, throw, drop, or knuckle marbles against an opponent's marbles, often to knock them out of a prescribed area and so win them.