Saturday, March 6, 2021

Green Stomatolite?

Here I am skiing (well, not me, but friends) at Pancic Peak in the Kopaonik Mountain Range here in Serbia. This is a popular resort and we are avoiding crowds, restaaurants (yes, they're open....) and rented a house on the outskirts. My days are spent walking my dog and theirs and enjoying the scenery. I am not a rock hound, but do like to pick up pretty ones, like the one in the photo. A friend who is a rock nut tells me that it is some sort of stromatolite abd could be around 2 billion years old. Makes me feel young. Anyone know for sure what it is?

4 comments:

JudithK said...

I wouldn't have a clue what it is, but it's handsome. Glad you are having a change of scene and enjoying family life.

William Kendall said...

That does stand out.

s.c said...

It looks like serpentino, the only natural stone that can take bending stresses thanks to the asbestos fibers in it that also give it the green color. Once made a staircase with cantilevered steps from this stone.

Sandi said...

I have no idea, but I like how you call your friend a rock nut! 😂 ha ha

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