This Connemara marble, one of the world’s oldest minerals and rarest marble in the world, was hand lifted from our quarry in Lissoughter, Recess Co. Galway. Each piece is totally unique to you.
“No two pieces are the same, each as unique as a fingerprint. Your very own piece of Ireland”. Stephen Walsh.
The block measures approximately 3 inches wide x 4 inches high.
Please note as marble is a natural stone, tones and shades will vary. The shape and general size from block to block will also vary.
Connemara Marble is a rare form of marble found in Connemara Co. Galway in the West of Ireland.
• It is a calcite marble which contains large amounts of serpentine. The marble forms when limestone is heated under pressure. While the colour is predominantely green there are often shades of grey and brown seen thoughout.
• Formed from sediment deposited in a shallow primal sea over 900 million years ago. The beautiful stryations of rich to pale green within the marble are formed by tiny crystals of green serpentine, diopside, chlorite and rich white calcite with dolomite.
• Connemara Marble has been used for centuries as a medium of exchange. Its beautiful swirling patterns perfectly represent the Irish landscapes where it is found.
An inspiration for jewelry makers and architects across the world as the patterns are different in each stone.
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