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Definition of zebra stone

Zebra stone is a commercial name for a banded brown and white siltstone found mostly in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It is colorful, relatively soft and when treated takes a good polish so it became popular with lapidarists and stone cutters. The original source, found over 50 years ago, was covered by Lake Argyle after construction of the Ord River dam, but other sources occur in the area.

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Also see http://www.minsocam.org/ammin/AM16/AM16_221.pdf


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