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Natural History Museum > Rocks > Worn Tripoli Limestone

Natural History Museum > Rocks

submitted by Museum Administration on 03.11.2004

Worn Tripoli Limestone

Worn Tripoli Limestone
Copyright (2004) Robin Tzannes

Most of the rock on Kythera is Tripoli limestone, which is probably the most important natural building material on the island. Weather-worn limestone of this type may have a dull, yellowish-gray cast, but a fresh cut reveals the rich, dark color of this rock.

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