Specimen #2434

Name: Ruin Marble

Type: Mineral

Locality: Florence Appennine,Tuscany, Italy

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 10.6 x 5 x 0.5 cm

Weight: 83

Acquired: 2012-04-30

Source: Trinity: Giovanni Signorelli

Label: N

Comment: Repaired. The "Paesina" stone or " Ruin Marble" stone is one of the most rare figure rocks which is found only in Italy in the Tusco-Emilian Appennines. These kind of rock was formed over a period of 50 Million years and it's famous for the wonderful mountain landscapes enclosed inside it. This representation was created throught the impregnation and oxidation of the iron contained in the limestone. Unfortunately, the slab split into two pieces, one 76 grams and one 7 grams. I repaired it with glue.


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Ruin Marble, Florence Appennine,Tuscany, Italy - 10.6 x 5 x 0.5 cm