Marble is derived from the Latin word 'Marmar' which comes from the Greek root 'Marmarous' meaning a shining stone. Marble is a nonfoliated metamorphic rock resulting from the metamorphism of limestone.
The Light Emperador is a light brown colored marble, with fine grain and abundant irregular and crossed yellowish veinage.
It presents some occasional white calcite with small do medium dimension.
Its main variations depend on the honey tonality that it can be more or less dark and uniform.
The genuine Light Emperador presents some clear white areas (called pearls).
But because of the advanced age and exploration of quarries, it has become a rarity. In terms of hardness, the Light Emperador is considered a hard natural stone.
Commercially, marble is any crystalline rock composed predominately of calcite, dolomite or serpentine, having 3-4 hardness, which can be excavated as blocks and can be sawn into marble slabs and marble tiles.