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Viewing the pit of the Yule Marble Quarry
The Yule Marble is a rare occurrence of an almost pure white stone that has remained relatively free of fractures. The ability to obtain large blocs of white stone is what make the Yule Marble marketable throughout the world. Even though it is located more than 1,000 miles from the nearest seaport it was formed by the deposition of calcium and carbon (fish bones) on a large sea bed which covered the area of the world. Virtually no other sediments were deposited which is why the deposit is so white. The sediments are buried over time and compressed to form a 200 ft. thick bed of limestone. Granite intrusions above and below the limestone metamorphosed (compressed and cooked) the stone so that it was re-crystallized to form 99 percent pure calcium carbonate (marble).
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