Rock - Serpentinite - Kennack Sands (S18)

Serpentinite rock in the cliffs on Kennack Sands , one of the Lizard's most beautiful rocks , dark green, red , run through with contrasting seams, it polishes like marble to a deep sheen.
Serpentine was one of the rocks thrust up from underneath the earths crust, when the Rheic Ocean crust became what is now Cornwall.
Peridotite, was changed to serpentinite , transformed under the influence of seawater .
When Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited the area in 1846, they were so struck by serpentine's unusual characteristics, that their ensuing royal patronage spawned an industry.
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Location - Kennack Sands is on the eastern side of The Lizard Penninsula - in section / gallery 18
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Date:
2014-09-27 00:00:00.0
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Kennack Sands
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Rock - Serpentinite - Kennack Sands (S18)

Serpentinite rock in the cliffs on Kennack Sands , one of the Lizard's most beautiful rocks , dark green, red , run through with contrasting seams, it polishes like marble to a deep sheen.
Serpentine was one of the rocks thrust up from underneath the earths crust, when the Rheic Ocean crust became what is now Cornwall.
Peridotite, was changed to serpentinite , transformed under the influence of seawater .
When Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited the area in 1846, they were so struck by serpentine's unusual characteristics, that their ensuing royal patronage spawned an industry.
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Location - Kennack Sands is on the eastern side of The Lizard Penninsula - in section / gallery 18
Ref:
265
Date:
2014-09-27 00:00:00.0
Location:
Kennack Sands
Photographer: