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. These stones originate from the Penarth group, from South Wales and Southwest England, and dates to the Triassic period.
Selection of Small Landscape Stone Slabs on Slate
A selection of two small landscape stones dated back to the Triassic era, both mounted on a piece of slate. Each landscape displays a unique pattern formed from the fossilization process resulting in beautiful creams and brown hues to be visible to the surface.
Measurements without the slate are as follows;
A: 8.5cm length, 6.1cm height
B: 8.4cm length, 5.7cm height
Period: Triassic Era
Condition: Excellent condition. Both pieces have been mounted to a piece of slate.