onyx marble

NOUN
  1. a hard compact kind of calcite
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  • Pennsylvania, and Vermont, and also a small amount of so-called onyx marble or travertine obtained from caves and other deposits in Kentucky and other states. The Economic Aspect of Geology
  • Oriental alabaster, the alabastrites of the classical writers, is a translucent marble (calcium carbonate) obtained from stalagmitic deposits; because of its usually banded structure, which gives it some resemblance to onyx, it is also called onyx marble, or simply, though incorrectly, onyx. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize
  • It is usually clouded or banded like agate, hence sometimes called onyx marble. Smith's Bible Dictionary
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