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Stanhope Black Marble.
Carboniferous limestone, Yoredale series, Great Scar Limestone
|General Colour Description:||
Dark grey to dark grey/black with distincitive pale to white coloured fossil coral sections. The fossils are more clearly visible when the stone is polished.
|Hand Specimen Description:||
Medium grained, hard, well bedded, bioclastic limestone containing moderately well sorted fossil coral sections of Dibunophyllum Bipartitum and shell fragments, brachiopods and carboniferous tree and leaf matter. The rock darkens when polished.
This stone is a limestone, not a true marble.
|Stone Identifiers:||Calcareous,  Fossiliferous.|
|Reacts dilute to HCl?||Yes|