Emperador Light is quarried from a bedrock quarry near Novelda, Spain. In this particular marble, it will be normal to see white crystals and veins that are concentrations of white and clear calcite. It is also a softer stone and may be susceptible to scratching or abrasion. There will be noticeable variations in color and movement between pieces. Therefore, it is important and recommended that a range of this product be viewed before finalizing a purchase. It is a common characteristic for this stone to have voids in the raw material. Before it reaches the polishing stages, these voids are filled with a polyester resin.