How can you tell the difference between a possible crack in your marble and a vein that occurs naturally in the stone? Depending on the classification of your stone, colors and vein patterns can make cracks difficult to distinguish. See the answer below.

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Marble Crack Running Perpendicular to the Vein

ANSWER:  A vein will run in the same direction as other veins in the piece of stone.

A crack, on the other hand, will appear unnatural in its direction and will usually run perpendicular to the vein.

Where you cannot feel the vein on piece of polished marble, a crack, when you run your fingers across it, you will be able to feel.