- Industrial and Crafts Applications
Venčac marble is used for finishing construction elements, for road building and in pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries due to the high percentage of calcium in its structure.
- Historical or Cultural Uses
Historically, Venčac marble was excavated as a building and sculpting material, and in its quality and importance for the development of stone smithing traditions it carries the same significance as Brač marble in Croatia. These two extraordinarily white stones are said to have been used for panelling the White House (US). It can be claimed with certainty that Venčac was used for the construction of significant architectural objects such as the royal mausoleum of the Karađorđević dynasty on Oplenac in Serbia. Due to its proximity to Venčac mountain, the city of Aranđelovac became the stone-masoning centre of the country really early on. Following the end of WWII, and especially after the 1960s, Venčac marble became the central stone of the “Beli venčac” (White Venčac) Symposium of Sculpture, which has for decades been bringing together artists working in stone for residential stay. In this process, today’s Park of Sculptures in Bukovička Banja was former. Today, Venčac is no longer excavated as marble, but rather as a smaller-sized-stone material, as pebbles and powder.
- Environmental Impact
The current method of extraction can have a potentially devastating impact on the environment, as the large deposit of marble is leading to unmindful extraction by stone detonation, causing significant sound pollution, deeply altering the geological landscape, and giving rise to potential changes in the seismic status of the area.