Marble is a unique luxury resource in that besides its normal bonuses, it also provides a boost to wonder construction in the Ancient and Classical Era (or, prior to Brave New World, all eras). Its improvement, the Quarry, gives a hefty Production bonus and also enables the nearby city to build the useful bonus building Stone Works, which adds additional Production bonuses both to the city and the tile.
All this makes Marble a precious resource - try to access it ASAP by researching Masonry early on, then use its unique bonus to gain the upper hand in early game Wonder construction! Of course, you'll need quite some luck for that - if you don't have Marble near your starting location you may not be able to make use of it in time.
Marble is a beautiful rock highly prized as a building material and by artists for sculpting. Marble comes in a variety of colors and shades, sometimes mono-colored and sometimes with veins and pockets of many different colors within. Many of the most beautiful structures in the world - including the Taj Mahal, for one - are constructed of marble, as are the greatest sculptures of antiquity.
|Civilization V Resources|
Citrus • Cloves • Cocoa • Copper • Cotton • Crab • Dyes • Furs • Gems • Gold • Incense • Ivory • Jewelry • Marble • Nutmeg • Pearls • Pepper • Porcelain • Salt • Silk • Silver • Spices • Sugar • Truffles • Whales • Wine