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HERTFORDSHIRE PUDDINGSTONE - very fine cut slice (unpolished)

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HERTFORDSHIRE
PUDDINGSTONE

One of Britain’s most unusual rocks
 
An unpolished, but beautiful slice. Usually, puddingstone benefits from polishing, but in this case there is a very good contrast between pebbles and matrix and it has a lovely smooth finish. The pebbles also have a good variety of colours and shades. A really nice piece.
  
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.

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Size:  16 x 12 x 2.5 centimetres
Weight:  920 grams

Optional metal stand (£1)

PRICE: £49.00
HERTFORDSHIRE PUDDINGSTONE - very fine cut slice (unpolished)
HERTFORDSHIRE PUDDINGSTONE - very fine cut slice (unpolished) HERTFORDSHIRE PUDDINGSTONE - very fine cut slice (unpolished) HERTFORDSHIRE PUDDINGSTONE - very fine cut slice (unpolished) HERTFORDSHIRE PUDDINGSTONE - very fine cut slice (unpolished)