Because of the way marble forms, it occurs in large deposits worldwide. It’s economical to mine this common, useful rock on a large scale.Most marble is used in the construction industry. Crushed marble is used to build roads, foundations of buildings, and railroad beds. Dimension stone is made by cutting marble into blocks or sheets. Dimension stone is used to make buildings, sculptures, paving stones, and monuments. The statue of Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial is made of white marble form Georgia, while the floor is pink Tennessee marble and the exterior facade is marble from Colorado. Marble is susceptible to acid rain and weathering, so it wears down over time.White marble is ground to make “whiting,” a powder used as a brightener and pigment. Powdered marble, along with limestone, may be used as a calcium supplement for livestock. Crushed or powdered marble is used in the chemical industry to neutralize acid, as a pill filler, and to remediate acid damage in water and soil.Marble may be heated to drive off carbon dioxide, leaving calcium oxide or lime. Lime is used in agriculture to reduce the acidity of soil.