Marble is a metamorphic rock resulting from metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks, either limestone or dolomite stone. This metamorphic process causes a complete recrystallization of the original rock into an interlocking mosaic of calcite and/or dolomite crystals. The temperatures and pressures necessary to form marble usually destroy any fossils and sedimentary textures present in the original rock. It is extensively used as a building material, for sculptures, and many other applications. Marble is found in a wide array of colors, veining and visual textures, making it very popular among architects and builders alike.