Answer to Question #136708 in Other Geography for Maria B

Question #136708
Here is a statue of David by Michelangelo. What is the relationship of this work of art to metamorphism? Would you rather have a tombstone carved out of marble or quartzite? Which is more susceptible to acid rain and why?
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2020-10-05T06:43:36-0400

The statue is made of metamorphic rock called marble. I would not like to have a tombstone. However, the calcite in marble dissolves in acid rain, while quartzite us a very endurable material, although it is quite hard for making statues.


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