Namin Quarry

Naxian marble is used for sculpture and deocration. In the Mediterranean region it is often employed for outdoor purposes. During the quarrying process, whiter parts of the stone are preferred. This preference has a direct impact on the price of Naxian marble in commerce. On the island it is used as a construction material for window and door frames as well as marble plaster; tailings are used as gravel and in road construction. About 5,000 m³ of high value Naxian marble is exported annually