Makrana Marble is a very high-quality marble which is white and hence is also called as ‘White Marble’ and ‘Sangemarmar Stone.’ Makrana Marble is mainly used in arts and craft for decoration, building statues, building construction, western and Indian sculptures, monuments, ornate temple work, and handicraft. Makrana Marble is the one of the most durable marble. White marble is also used in the flooring for religious buildings mostly. The original makrana marble is produced from over 400 mines in the Makrana region, around 120 thousand tonnes of makrana marble is originated every year from these mines. The state government has a holding of around 55 million tonnes of makrana marble.
Properties of Makrana Marble
- Makrana Marble is calcitic.
- The chemical composition of Makrana Marble is such that it consists of 98% to 99.9% calcium carbonate in its pure original form while it contains 0.1% to 2% of impurities.
- Makrana Marble is found in the shades of pure white, white with pink shades, white with grey shades in its original form. The color of Makrana Marble depends upon the level of impurities in it.
- Makrana Marble is said to be India’s highest water resistive marble rock as 98% of calcium carbonate is present in it.
- Makrana Marble tends to maintain its white color and shine over a very long period.
- The only equipment Makrana Marble requires is for cutting and polishing, unlike others that require chemical treatment.
Uses of Makrana Marble
Makrana Marble is used in several ways including statues of god, personalities and marble sculpture. Marble sculpture is the art of turning marble into a three-dimensional art form. This is the oldest form of arts and used in the creation of gods such as Ganesh, Sai, Krishna, and others. Various techniques are involved in the making of these sculptures and statues such as statue marking by statue makers, polishing, carving and much more.