Marble quarry in Tuscany: on such material dreamed Michelangelo

• Marble quarry in Tuscany: on such material dreamed Michelangelo

High in the Apuan Alps of Tuscany is a mountain Monte Altissimo height of 1589 meters. In 1517 it was raised to the famous Italian artist Michelangelo in search of the best marble for his sculptures. Here he found the marble of their dreams.

Marble quarry in Tuscany: on such material dreamed Michelangelo

Today, there are five marble quarries, heavy machinery and modern technology. Let's see how to extract the marble Michelangelo's dream.

Here it is, the same mountain of Monte Altissimo and the top of the marble quarries, July 18, 2017. (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi | Reuters):

Marble quarry in Tuscany: on such material dreamed Michelangelo

high-altitude climbers explore marble. (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi | Reuters):

Marble quarry in Tuscany: on such material dreamed Michelangelo

Old tunnel in the marble quarry in Carrara, Tuscany, Italy on July 14, 2017. (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi | Reuters):

Marble quarry in Tuscany: on such material dreamed Michelangelo

marble Education - the result of the so-called metamorphic process: under the influence of certain physical and chemical conditions of the limestone structure is changing, and as a result is born marble. marble coloration is also affected by impurities. Most colored marbles motley or banded (cipollino marble) color. (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi | Reuters):

Marble quarry in Tuscany: on such material dreamed Michelangelo

The beautiful marble road to the marble quarries. (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi | Reuters):

Marble quarry in Tuscany: on such material dreamed Michelangelo

The colors in marble are different. Iron oxide in its colors red (color is sometimes tinged pink or rust), finely divided iron sulfide - a blue-black, iron silicates (especially chlorite and epidote) - in green. Is yellow marble, brown, gray, bluish and black ... (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi | Reuters):

Marble quarry in Tuscany: on such material dreamed Michelangelo

Marble well handled, its hardness - 2.5-3 on the Mohs scale. For example, the emerald - 8, a diamond - 10. (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi | Reuters):

Marble quarry in Tuscany: on such material dreamed Michelangelo

Here is the marble quarry from where Michelangelo mined marble dream. (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi | Reuters):

Marble quarry in Tuscany: on such material dreamed Michelangelo

marble work as a researcher looks impressive in his career. (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi | Reuters):

Marble quarry in Tuscany: on such material dreamed Michelangelo

In many applications of marble. Marble is used as stone monuments, like the piece building stone for the exterior cladding and interior finishing of buildings. Marble pure calcite marble boards used in electrical engineering, crushed marble chips and sand used in making the mosaic stone and plaster, as concrete aggregate. Marble powder is used in agriculture. (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi | Reuters):

Marble quarry in Tuscany: on such material dreamed Michelangelo

This is the marble from our quarry, where we wander, suitable for sculptures. (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi | Reuters):

Marble quarry in Tuscany: on such material dreamed Michelangelo

Here, in the marble kingdom has even production houses here are on top. (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi | Reuters):

Marble quarry in Tuscany: on such material dreamed Michelangelo

The marble road leading to the quarry on Monte Altissimo July 14, 2017. (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi | Reuters):

Marble quarry in Tuscany: on such material dreamed Michelangelo

Now and marble sculptures begin to create. (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi | Reuters):

Marble quarry in Tuscany: on such material dreamed Michelangelo

Sometimes even powerful machines can not cope with marble. In any case, the marble quarries - beautiful and interesting places. Especially if there is mined marble Michelangelo's dream. (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi | Reuters):

Marble quarry in Tuscany: on such material dreamed Michelangelo