The Negro Marquina is a black coloured marble, with fine grain and occasional areas with white vein and fossils remains. It presents a very dark black coloured and uniform background. Its main variations depend on the intensity of the black colour, abundance of white veinage and white fossils. We define its main variations in two, as follows:
– Negro Marquina First: fine selection, with very uniform black colour and hardly any white vein.
– Negro Marquina Commercial: showing some slight black colour tone variation and more abundant white calcite veins. It has more quantity and lower price.
Negro Marquina First
Negro Marquina Commercial
Negro Marquina First slabs
Negro Marquina Commercial slabs
The Negro Marquina marble is explored around the area of Marquina-Jemein, which is located in the Vizcaya province, region of Pais Vasco (Basque Country in English). Marquina-Jemein is located at about 50 kilometers east of Bilbao and at about 420 kilometers northeast of the Spanish capital Madrid.
Marquina-Jemein is located just few kilometers south of the coast and is part of the Basque Mountain Range (Montes Vascos in Spanish).