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Marble is on the softer side as far as stones go. If the scratches aren't too bad, they can be sanded/buffed out successfully. You would want a pro doing this though, unless you have worked with stone and have the tools.
 

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Professional marble or stone facility or try your self with caution. Marble is a soft stone so with sandpaper of about 120 sand by hand with the direction of the scratch. Then repeat with finer grits eventually working with about 600. Your are done unless it was polished marble then you will have to polish. Some tool dealers or tile places sell a marble polishing kit that fits a 4" grinder. The polishing wheels are used to polish the edge of a piece of marble tile when the edge is visible. Contractorsdirect.com sells it for around under $50 for 10 pieces various grits.

Good Luck, it's not difficult if your careful.
 

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MEASUREMENT OF HARDNESS ScALE

10 Diamond
9 corundum
8 Topaz
7 Quartz (Granite)
6 Feldspar (Granite)
5 Apatite
4 Fluorite
3 calcite (Most Marbles)
2 Gypsum
1 Talc

Add: I wouldn't worry too much about the top, Dave. A good stone guy will be able to take care of it.
 

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Years ago I used to work for a monument company. That was close to the same formula we used when refinishing the headstones.
 
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