There are currently several variations of Crema Marfil marble available in the market, which makes choices complicated and hard to understand. We decided to classify this marble into three main types, based on a price / selection / availability criteria:
– Crema Marfil Standard: this is a light-beige yellowish marble, with uniform background. It presents some occasional irregular vein and very few signs of fossils. This is a high grade Crema Marfil with considerable supply capacity.
– Crema Marfil Commercial: this is a light-beige yellowish marble, with uniform background. It presents several irregular vein, some calcite and may present strong signs of fossils. This is the commercial type of the Crema Marfil, with good price / quality relation.
– Crema Marfil Classic: the lower end selection of this marble that is used on export market. It presents strong signs of irregular veins, fossils and calcite. Selection is more limited, also price is lower.
Crema Marfil Standard
Crema Marfil Commercial
Crema Marfil Classic
The Crema Marfil marble is today extracted in several different locations. Due to the explosive demand of this stone, new quarries have appeared in different locations, mostly centered around the town of Pinoso (original extraction area of this marble). Despite this, we can consider the two most relevant areas for the extraction of Crema Marfil as:
– Mount Coto (Monte Coto in Spanish), which is located around the town of Pinoso, in the region of Valencia – south-eastern of Spain. Here is where the Crema Marfil Coto is explored.
– Mount Zafra (Monte Zafra in Spanish), which is located some kilometers west of Pinoso, but already in the Murcia region (south-eastern of Spain). Here is where the Crema Marfil Zafra is explored.
The town of Pinoso is located at about 60 kilometers west of the coastal city of Alicante and at about 400 kilometers south-east of the Spanish capital Madrid.