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Forest Green

The close-up view of each stone type shows a relatively true image of the crystalline structure and the colouring. This is suitable for grained slabs to a limited extend only. In regard to the colour matching, please take an original sample of the stone from your furniture store as a basis.

Petrography

A net of dark-grey and almost white calcite veins is imbedded in the green basic colour of the serpentinite. 

Petrogenesis

Serpentinite was generated from olivine-rich magma rocks in the lower areas of the earth's crust under high pressures and temperatures. The green mineral olivine and other magnesium-rich dark silicates are in this way converted into serpentine. The name serpentine has been taken from the Latin "Serpent" = "snake". Apparently, the smooth fracture faces of this interesting stone feels like snake skin.

Hardness Soft Stone
Structure Type Slab with Irregular Pattern
Synonyms Bidisar Green, Rainforest Green, Amazonas Grün, Radhija Green, Oakwood Green
Group Metamorphic rocks
Petrographic Assignment Limestone (Serpentinite)
Age 600 million years (Pre-Cambrian)
Colouring Minerals Dark green serpentinite, white calcite
Average Hardness Approximately 3 (According to Mohs's hardness scale 1-10)
Deposit Bidisar - Rajastan - India