Marble is a rock resulting from metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks that may be foliated or non-foliated. Marble is commonly used for sculpture and as a building material.
Metamorphism causes variable recrystallization of the original carbonate mineral grains. The resulting marble rock is typically composed of an interlocking mosaic of carbonate crystals. Primary sedimentary textures and structures of the original carbonate rock (protolith) have typically been modified or destroyed.