The MAVIMAR VOLAKAS marble which is quarried in the Mountainside of Ohiro Drama, Greece, is named after the Volakas village. Having an all-white background with beautiful grey or brown veins, is also why the Volakas Marble is known as the “Carrara of Greece”.. The marble blocks are quarried open-pit, which is giving capacities of supply 12.000 Tones per year .The Volakas to be shipped out all over the world. It is important to note that about 80% of this marble exported. WHITE marble is created from metamorphism of a very pure (silicate-poor) limestone or dolomite protolith. The characteristic swirls and veins of many colored marble varieties are usually due to various mineral impurities such as clay, silt, sand, iron oxides, or chert which were originally present as grains or layers in the limestone. These various impurities have been mobilized and recrystallized by the intense pressure and heat of the metamorphism.