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.
A net of dark-grey and almost white calcite veins is imbedded in the green basic colour of the serpentinite.
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.
|Structure Type||Slab with Irregular Pattern|
|Synonyms||Bidisar Green, Rainforest Green, Amazonas Grün, Radhija Green, Oakwood Green|
|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|