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MALTA STONE (MALTESE CALCITE) - Malta

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‘MALTA STONE’

An attractive variety of translucent calcite from Malta

  

The geology of Malta is mostly limestone, used for the construction of the ancient buildings of the island. These rocks are between 25 and 5 million years old and occasionally contain fissures lined with calcite.

  

This attractive, banded, honey-coloured calcite is cut and polished on the island to make jewellery and decorative objects.

  
This piece is a translucent slice, polished on both sides.
  
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Size:  12 x 5.5 x 1.3 centimetres
Weight:  210 grams

PRICE: £16.00
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MALTA STONE (MALTESE CALCITE) - Malta
MALTA STONE (MALTESE CALCITE) - Malta MALTA STONE (MALTESE CALCITE) - Malta MALTA STONE (MALTESE CALCITE) - Malta MALTA STONE (MALTESE CALCITE) - Malta