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VAL D'AOSTA MARBLE - North-west Italy

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VAL D'AOSTA MARBLE

Val d'Aosta, North-west Italy
  

This beautiful decorative stone is a green serpentine marble representing a remnant of oceanic crust from the Tethys Ocean, pushed up by the collision of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates.

  

It is technically known as an ophicalcite, a recrystallised metamorphic rock composed of calcite and serpentine, and traversed by white calcite veins.

   

This piece is polished on one side and presented in a lidded gift box.

  

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Size: approx. 10 x 9 x 1 centimetres
Weight:  172 grams

PRICE: £12.00
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