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.
Location - Kennack Sands is on the eastern side of The Lizard Penninsula - in Gallery 23
Location: Kennack Sands