Known as Landscape Marble, these slabs of stone are a variety of stromatolitic limestone. Stromatolites, such as this example, are colonies of fossilized algae and bacteria that have created layers of sediment. In Landscape stones, these layers create patterns that look like the natural world, including land, sky, trees, and clouds. This stone originates from the Penarth group, from South Wales and Southwest England, and dates to the Triassic period.
Landscape Stone Slab on Slate
A square shaped landscape stone dating back to the Triassic Era, mounted on a square piece of slate. The landscape displays a unique pattern formed from the fossilization process. The passing of time has allowed the majority of the stone to be covered with variety of brown hues presented to the surface.
Period: Trassic Era
Condition: Excellent condition. The stone has been mounted to a piece of slate. The measurements without the slate are as follows; 4.7cm length, 4.8cm height.