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HERTFORDSHIRE PUDDINGSTONE - polished both sides

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HERTFORDSHIRE PUDDINGSTONE

Cut and polished slice

One of Britain’s most unusual rocks
 
An slice of Hertfordshire puddingstone that has been polished on both sides and is provided in a gift
 box.

Puddingstone was formed about 60 million years ago as layers of flint pebbles were laid down by the sea across Hertfordshire. When the sea retreated the pebbles were cemented together by quartz when the climate was hot, probably similar to the present day Kalahari Desert.  The result was a layer of extremely hard rock called Hertfordshire Puddingstone. 

During the Ice Age, about half a million years ago, pieces of puddingstone were carried by the early Thames from Hertfordshire into Essex.
 
Puddingstone was popular in Victorian times for jewellery and decorative objects.
 
​​​​​​​This piece is presented in a lidded gift box.

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Size:  16.5 x 7 x 1.7 centimetres
Weight:  357 grams

PRICE: £35.00
HERTFORDSHIRE PUDDINGSTONE - polished both sides
HERTFORDSHIRE PUDDINGSTONE - polished both sides HERTFORDSHIRE PUDDINGSTONE - polished both sides HERTFORDSHIRE PUDDINGSTONE - polished both sides HERTFORDSHIRE PUDDINGSTONE - polished both sides