Carrara Bianco White Marble Dust
Pure Carrara white marble ground to a coarse powder. Use this whiting to make grounds, for adding textural and handling qualities to paints, and as filler in lime plastic for the intonaco layer of fresco.
Imported from the world-class deposit of high-brightness marble in Carrara, Italy, it is ground to a granular particle size of 0 to 0.5 mm or 0.4 to 0.7 mm to retain its crystalline shape and high bulking characteristics while preserving its naturally high brightness.
Carrara marble has been famous since ancient Rome; the Pantheon and Trajan's Column in Rome are constructed of it. Many famous sculptures of the Renaissance, such as Michelangelo's David, were carved from Carrara marble. For Michelangelo, Carrara marble was valued above all else, except perhaps that of his quarry in Pietrasanta. Marble Arch in London and the Duomo di Siena are also made from this well-regarded stone.
The mineral of Carrara marble is among the most known Italian minerals. What characterizes this mineral is the perfection of the shape of the crystals, its incredible transparency, and its sharpness. This mineral's beauty is also highlighted by the white marble matrix that increases and amplifies the colors and the shape of the minerals contained within the matrix.
The Carrara marble quarries have been exploited for more than 2000 years. Carrara marble is very famous for its statuary quality, used by all the most famous sculptures in the world (Michelangelo, Canova, etc.). The first peak of extractive activity was in the Roman period; during the imperial age, the demand for Carrara marble rose since it became the most requested building stone for public buildings. Since then, Carrara has become synonymous with marble, and its marble was requested worldwide for buildings, statues, objects, etc. Until now, about one million tons of Carrara marble are quarried each year.
Marble is calcite formed from limestone with heat and pressure over years in the earth's crust. The pressure causes the limestone to change the particle structure, causing it to recrystallize. Fossilized materials in the limestone, along with its original carbonate minerals, recrystallize to form large, coarse grains of calcite.
|Calcium Carbonate (Ca2CO3):||98.75%|
|Magnesium Carbonate (MgCo3):||<1.00%|
Iron oxide (Fe2O3)
Manganese dioxide (MnO2)
|Particle Size Distribution:||0–0.5 mm||0.4–0.7 mm|
|Bulk Density:||89 lbs./ft3||89 lbs./ft3|
|Processing Time||Usually ships the next business day.|