Connemara marble and the industry based on it
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Published by Geological Survey of Ireland in [Dublin] .
Written in English


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StatementMichael D. Max.
SeriesReport series / Geological Survey of Ireland -- 85/2
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Open LibraryOL14852463M

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Connemara marble or "Irish green" is a rare variety of marble found in Connemara, Ireland with a distinct green colour. It is commonly used as a gemstone and for decorations. Due to its colouration, it is commonly associated with the Irish identity. It strongly resembles the verd antique found in the Mediterranean. It is named after the region in the western part of the country in which it is quarried. Connemara marble is over Million years old and is unique to Ireland. We own and operate the oldest marble quarry, which was first opened in the 19th Century, and visited in by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra during the Royal tour of Connemara. Rare and beautiful, Connemara marble is found exclusively along Ireland’s rugged wild Atlantic coast. This Irish Marble is as unique as the spectacular Irish landscape it is found in, with green of almost every hue in arresting layers and patterns. Connemara Marble is world renowned for its unique green colour, its distinctive swirling veins of sepia and grey and the added sparkle of crystalline mica. Geologists estimate that the formation of Connemara Marble dates back million years. This exceptionally rare marble reflects the ever-changing colours of the Emerald Isle, its landscape.

Connemara marble can only be found in Connemara in West of Ireland. It is one of the world’s oldest minerals and rarest marble in the world. No two pieces of Connemara marble are identical making each piece totally unique. The green gold of Connemara: this is the name given by the locals to the marble of Connemara, a variety whose origins date back to the Precambrian, about million years ago. This marble is a very ancient one, extremely resistant to scratches and stains: this characteristic makes it suitable for many uses, from kitchen tops to altars, jewelry. ‘Connemara Marble’ is a serpentine-rich rock, popular since ancient times as a decorative facing stone. With its ‘forty shades of green’ and its wild patterns, it represents perfectly the landscapes of the Emerald Isle. Connemara Marble inspired artists, architects and artisans throughout the world. Availability - Ships in business days when in stock Description Handcrafted gem dice made from ‘Connemara Marble.' This marble is a serpentine-rich rock, popular since ancient times as a decorative facing stone. With its ‘forty shades of green’ and its wild patterns, it .

Irish Connemara Marble is the leading luxury marble in the world. Famous for the elements of translucent apple green colour included in the wild variegation of dark and pale shades of green. This geologically ancient marble is the same marble the Renaissance architects used whenever they wanted to bring the colours of the fields and woods into. Connemara marble worry stone, thumb, palm pocket tranquility, lucky stone. Irish green gemstone, healing crystal. Book of Kells Celtic Cat Connemara Marble Pendant GalantaJewelleryShop. From shop GalantaJewelleryShop. 5 out of 5 stars (65) 65 Interest-based ads Update your settings. Quarrying Connemara Marble is one of the most enjoyable jobs in the stone business. It is a primeval occupation, and because of the highly variegated colour of the marble it is a constant pleasure to witness the different colours as they are extracted. Nothing beats the sparkle of translucent green marble in the quarry on a rainy day. Showroom. Marble Inc. is a new firm that entered the smartwatch industry during the growth stage of the industry life cycle. It managed to become one of the top-three smartwatch manufacturers during the shakeout stage due to its low-cost structure.