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Caption: Marble specimen. Red Onyx. Ain Smara Quarries, Algeria.
Description: Label name: Red Onyx. Alternative name: Rouge Agate. Specimen description: Crimson with white, pink, purple and orange veins and mottled markings. M Marius Cantini, Marseilles. Text from: Watson, J. British and foreign marbles and other ornamental stones. Cambridge : University Press, 1916. 694 ROUGE AGATE. Ain Smara Quarries, Constantine. This example represents a much more brilliantly coloured variety of Constantine Onyx Marble than those already described. As the specimen shews, a rich crimson colour dominates, besides which, white, pink, amber, and purple are present in the form of mottled markings and ribboned veins, so that the rock resembles polished agate.
Date taken: 01/01/2004
Photographer: McIntyre, B.M.
Copyright statement: NERC
Additional information: The marble is from the Walter Brown Collection, Scottish Mineral and Lapidary Club.
Orientation: Square
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