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Belgian marble is the name given to limestones extracted in Wallonia (southern Belgium). They exhibit nice decorative patterns after polishing. Belgian marble has been exploited since Roman antiquity.

Belgian marbles are mostly deep black, red or greyish. They have enjoyed an international renown since the renaissance, and have been used in prestigious European buildings such as the Palace of Versailles. The rock is actually not a marble (a metamorphic rock) but a limestone (a calcareous sedimentary rock).

Some important Belgian marbles are:


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