Shell Stone

Texas Shell Rock

I’ve been fascinated by rocks and stones for years.  I’ve moved and set my collection of cobblestones several times, and would love to order a couple pallets of stone for dry walls.  Hmmm… 

Meanwhile, I saw this fossil-filled rock last Friday outside the new entrance to the Virginia State Capitol building in Richmond, Virginia. According to a Texas stone source, this stone typically comes from the Cretaceous period of the Mesozoic era, 70 million years ago – a time when the sea covered parts of the State of Texas.  The texture and ancient shell imprints of the limestone capture my imagination – what was happening at the time these creatures lived?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s