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LAKE DISTRICT SLATE BOOKENDS (SECOND HAND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION) - Coniston, Cumbria

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PAIR OF LAKE DISTRICT SLATE BOOKENDS
   
Over 400 million years old
  
(Second hand items in very good condition)
  

Lake District slate is a metamorphic rock that was formed by layers of volcanic ash being compressed and heated, aligning the crystals of various minerals resulting in a rock that can be split into sheets.

  

The volcanoes that produced the volcanic ash erupted during the Ordovician Period. The rock contains the green mineral chlorite, which gives the slate its distinctive green colour.

  

These bookends are a craft item made by Coniston Stonecraft which works locally quarried slate on the slopes of the Old Man of Coniston. The shape is said to reflect the contours of the Lakeland Fells.

 

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Size:  10 x 8 x 5 centimetres (each piece)
Weight:  1.82 kilograms

PRICE: £10.00
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