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Breccia Marble

Breccia marble is a type of breccia rock that can be polished to a fine luster and is commonly utilized for ornamental purposes. Though all marbles possess a certain beauty, breccia marble is particularly stunning because of the intricate vein-like patterns it typically exhibits. These patterns are a result of the fragmentary nature of the rock, and they may appear in a variety of colors, such as red, green, brown, and beige, depending on their constituent materials. Indeed, breccias are a very diverse group of rocks, but a significant percentage of the breccias utilized for decorative purposes are primarily composed of silica, often in the form of jasper or chert.


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