Saturday, 22 October 2011

Serpentine ~

The Serpentine group is broad so specimens can look very different from each other.

Pebble sized.

This is a small specimen looks likely to have inclusions of manganese (black flecks) and some kind of metal as specks in it catch the light as it is turned.  It has a friendly feeling to it.  

This piece is much larger and a much darker green.  It is unexpectedly heavy and has a completely different 'feel' to the smaller one.  I'm particularly fond of the larger one, which is dramatic in its way.

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