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The word Makrana to so many people may sound odd especially to those people who reside outside of the continent of Asia. As we have come to understand, Makrana is a name given to a special rock (stone) which derived its name from a town in Indian state of Rajasthan. The town is actually known as  the Nagour District. Furthermore, Makrana can be described as a metamorphic rock due to the particular location where it is commonly found. Generally, when mining for this precious stone, the popular white stone variant, this is easily derivable in large quantities (as it is synonymous to this region).

The Indian city where makrana is located has a population of about 85,000 inhabitants where the male population constitutes 52%. Historians went further by stressing that the town’s literacy rate is 55%, which is very low when compared to the national average which stands at 59%. There were about 400 mines field to choose from, so most of them took to mining. Initially, there were close to 40,000 labourers available that were ready to offer their services. As time went by this number, continued to increase owing to the constant, increasing demand for workers.

Upon the Asian continent, the value of Makrana cannot be undervalued as historically it has provided a constant resource for the region and for workers alike. For example, the famous Taj Mahal was built using Makrana marbles. As with any fine marble, this material is also used in making tiles of different colors, slabs of various sizes and colour tones, marble worktops, steps and so on.

There are different features of this precious stone with the most remarkable of all its virtues is that it is regarded as the oldest quarried stone material which offers one of the finest marble qualities when placed side by side with its counterparts. Makrana is calcitic in nature and offers long lasting effects.

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