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GUEST,Annraoi CarrickfergusMeaning:marble stones as black as ink (96* d) RE: Help: Meaning: 'marble stones as black as ink 12 Feb 01


I was always mystified about black marble until I spent a week in Kilkenny some four years ago. I took the usual tourist tour round the city - I'm no snob, it was my first visit - and the information was volunteered that, after some exposure to the weather, Kilkenny limestone turns black, hence the reference.
Don't ask me to explain; I'm not a geologist.
Annraoi


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