/ Sicily Rock Type?
The question is have I been climbing on marble or limestone?...(I do know that marble can be matamorphosed limestone)
It is marble (as you say it is metamorphised limestone, the vineyards on the other side of the mountain are on volcanic soils)
Weīve been in loads of the quarries, slabs donīt really exist because of the way it is cut out. They are dead vertical walls and smooth as can be since they are diamond cut. The entertainment is trying to climb the internal corners using the remains of the vertical bore-hole and any inclusions and solution holes. Not so easy!
It is mostly marble but the guide is correct since this is only another form of limestone, loads of climbing areas are really on marble but it would only confuse climbers!
They are all shut down on the coastal strip. There is a law prohibiting quarrying near the coast though I canīt remember the details, they tried to revive the quarry above the campsite but that lasted about a day!
With the interest the local authority have in promoting climbing and outdoor activities I doubt the marble guys would have much of a chance now in the sensitive areas.
"It is mostly marble but the guide is correct since this is only another form of limestone"
Thats like saying schist is a form of shale.
formed from and a form of are different.
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