Inkstone by D. W. Hood

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Inchoate Echoes of Waves



Stone Source and Type

Macduff metamorphic, harder type


Roughly rectangular water pool expanded at top right of ink pool . An informal shaped inkstone. The surface patterns suggest how the material eroded from the mountains of Laurentia once settled on an ancient shore before becoming again mountains but eventually to lie again on a beach.

Mineral Patterns.

Haematite ‘red clouds’.

Other info

before 542 million years ago, what earth's surface would become Scotland was in the Southern Hemisphere, the Dalradian sediments were laid down in an expanding Iapetus Ocean on the margins of a continent we now call Laurentia; later in the Ordovician period these Dalradian sediments were deeply buried, compressed and heated

Dimensions in centimetres

Length, 16.5  Width, 14.7  Depth, 2.4