These bookends are sturdy for their size, and have an interesting look with a hollow "cave" on each side. The Sierra Sandstone is known for its reddish tint.
Measurements: ~7" wide x 5" tall x 3-1/2" deep
Location: St. George, Utah, U.S.A.
This scenic Sandstone of St. George, Utah pictorially exhibits the wild breathtaking beauty of Utah’s “Canyon Lands” in miniature form. Geologically speaking, it is of the Triassic Period, estimated as being about 150 m.y.o.. The picture effect is brought forth when it is sawed across the wedding or grain with a stone saw, much the same as in fine wood used for inlay purposes. The origin of the highly colored patterns of browns, tans, and buffs may be due to rhythmic precipitation of iron and manganese oxides from aqueous solutions over a long period of time. It is believed that the bands can be attributed to the diffusion of mineral rich solutions through the sandstone, advancing rhythmically to a stage of saturation and subsequent precipitation. Thus we have here, art as old as time, sculpted by Mother Nature.
Due to the rise in COVID cases, by law newer restrictions need to be put in place at our shop. Customer traffic is now limited to 15 customers in the main retail area.
Face covering & use of hand sanitizer is required when entering the shop.
The museum area will now be used as a waiting area, and limited to 8 people. We ask that people please not come in with large groups, and please limit their stays to under an hour, so others can have the opportunity to also do their shopping. We will also soon install an excellent outdoor heater, to make it much more comfortable for those who wish to wait outside. Thank you all for your continued support and understanding, during these difficult times.
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