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JET (NATURAL PIECE) - Whitby, Yorkshire

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JET

Whitby, North Yorkshire
 
A thin vein of natural jet, on a slab of siltstone

Jet is a black fossilised wood, known as lignite, that is found in the cliffs of Jurassic limestone and clay on the Yorkshire coast near Whitby.  It was first used for jewellery in Roman Britain but it was particularly fashionable in Victorian times.  It is still used for jewellery today.

Jet dates from the Jurassic period, about 180 million years old, and is the fossilised remains of trees of the family Araucaria or monkey puzzle tree. 

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Size:  11 x 9 x 2 centimetres
Weight:  400  grams

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JET (NATURAL PIECE) - Whitby, Yorkshire
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