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Old 03-05-2011, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Random fact! - CT marble deposit

In one of the random boredom spells that often take me I found that there is a deposit of marble rock in brookfield CT. The deposit is actually alongside route 7 highway. This is exciting because marble is an amazingly good rock to carve sculptures out of. When the weather warms up a bit so the snow melts and I can actually find the white rock I will go and collect some and try my hand at sculpture. Like the ancient Greeks!



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Old 03-06-2011, 10:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Tread carefully, I was threatened with fines by a state trooper while exploring a rock cut. My vehicle was parked behind the guardrail. I saw him coming and was totally submissive and respectful. Either he was having a bad day or they got a call or something.
I had found a kettle rock about the size of a basketball and he almost made me leave it.
From the looks of that picture i must admit I would love to be close enough to chance it.

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marble is not suitable for aquascape,
marble consist of crystalline calcitic rock derived from limestone (limestone got high pressure and high temperature because tectonics, and metamorphized to marble in isochemical reaction)
calcit composed by calsium carbonate (CaCO3) that can increase pH and kH, especially in acidic water.
chemical reaction between CaCO3 and acid water can release hydroxide ions, an then increase your pH

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marble is not suitable for aquascape,
marble consist of crystalline calcitic rock derived from limestone (limestone got high pressure and high temperature because tectonics, and metamorphized to marble in isochemical reaction)
calcit composed by calsium carbonate (CaCO3) that can increase pH and kH, especially in acidic water.
chemical reaction between CaCO3 and acid water can release hydroxide ions, an then increase your pH
I doubt he's looking to put it in a tank, LOL (but maybe it'd work for an African rift tank). I think, knowing Zapins, that he's more likely to try and make a marble sculpture of a head with it. Possibly his head. :P :P :P

Besides, we have plenty of totally awesome, inert silicate rocks floating around the state to need to put one particular block of marble in a tank. I know some great collecting spots that are perfectly legal.
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asuka has it right haha! I'm looking for sculpture supplies. Marble is a perfect rock to make sculptures out of, but it is ridiculously expensive to buy chunks of it in the US.

I had a look on google maps, there is a small cemetery just off the highway that I can park at and then walk down to the lake or the side of the highway and collect rocks.

I can't wait for the snow to melt!
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asuka has it right haha! I'm looking for sculpture supplies. Marble is a perfect rock to make sculptures out of, but it is ridiculously expensive to buy chunks of it in the US.

I had a look on google maps, there is a small cemetery just off the highway that I can park at and then walk down to the lake or the side of the highway and collect rocks.

I can't wait for the snow to melt!
hahahahaha, LOL
i think you will put this rock into aquascape just because this is an aquascape forum
sorry.. my bad
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