Cream Marble Tea-light Elephant
This adorable elephant is carved from pink/cream marble. If you are looking for a unique, quality gift for the home then look no further than this beautiful marble bear.
150mm / 3 inches
Crystal Details: Marble is a granular metamorphic rock, it is derived from limestone or dolomite and It consists of a mass of interlocking grains of calcite or the mineral dolomite. It is fomed when limestone buried deep in the older layers of Earth’s crust is subjected to heat and pressure from thick layers of overlying sediments. It may also form as a result of contact metamorphism near igneous intrusions. Impurities in the limestone can recrystallize during metamorphism, resulting in mineral impurities in the marble, most commonly graphite, pyrite, quartz, mica, and iron oxides. In sufficient amounts, these can affect the texture and color of the marble.
Name origin: The word “marble” derives from the Ancient Greek mármaros, “crystalline rock, shining stone”
Hardness: On Mohs scale of mineral hardness - 3.5-4 (1 being softest, 10 being hardest)Please Note:
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