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 Post subject: Paesine (scenic stone) from Italia
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:39 pm 
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I think you'll enjoy that

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 Post subject: Re: Paesine (scenic stone) from Italia
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:48 am 
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Much nicer tham most scenic agates I have seen. The last one is great. Any more info?

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 Post subject: Re: Paesine (scenic stone) from Italia
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:29 am 
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well there's not much to be said. It's a metamorphic limestone, natural fracturation and mineral salts infiltrations gave it its colors and patterns. It's also called 'Florence marble' or 'Tuscany marble', due to the locations were it's extracted.


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 Post subject: Re: Paesine (scenic stone) from Italia
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:38 am 
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You got very nice samples of "paesina" there. I wish it were ALL that pretty.
The only drawback of the pietra paesina is the hardness, being a limestone. It's very fine-grained, so it takes a nice polish, but you cannot compare the shine with the one you get e.g. on porcelain jaspers.


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 Post subject: Re: Paesine (scenic stone) from Italia
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:51 pm 
They are pretty good... love the natural art :)


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