WHITE marble is created from metamorphism of a very pure (silicate-poor) limestone or dolomite protolith. The characteristic swirls and veins of many colored marble varieties are usually due to various mineral impurities such as clay, silt, sand, iron oxides, or chert which were originally present as grains or layers in the limestone. These various impurities have been mobilized and recrystallized by the intense pressure and heat of the metamorphism.
The Quarries owned by the F.H.L. I. KIRIAKDIS GROUP are excavating WHITE marbles of different varieties. All are located in Makedonia – Greece, the most productive region of white marble excavation Drama – Kavala – Thassos, from where 50% of the total White marble deposit all over the world is quarried.