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SEPTARIA (cut and polished) - Isle of Skye, Scotland

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SEPTARIA     
Cut and polished

Staffin Shale Formation
Isle of Skye, Scotland


A beautiful polished section through a septarian nodule from the Isle of Skye showing calcite crystals in the cavities. A really nice display piece that sits well without the need for a stand.
 
Septarian nodules, or 'septaria', are remarkable natural objects.  They are round concretions containing a network of internal cracks that have been filled with minerals, particularly brown and yellow calcite.   

The cracks are called ‘septa’ from the Latin word septum or ‘partition’, which gives the nodules their name.  Exactly how these nodules were formed is still not fully understood. 


Please note: This item weighs over 4 kilograms.

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Size:  28 x 24 x 7 centimetres
Weight:  4.5 kilograms

PRICE: £95.00
SEPTARIA (cut and polished) - Isle of Skye, Scotland
SEPTARIA (cut and polished) - Isle of Skye, Scotland SEPTARIA (cut and polished) - Isle of Skye, Scotland SEPTARIA (cut and polished) - Isle of Skye, Scotland SEPTARIA (cut and polished) - Isle of Skye, Scotland