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The Lizard is famous for the ornamental working of Serpentine Stone

Parts of the Lizard are underlain by a unique metamorphic rock- serpentine, dark green veined with red and white, easily worked into lampholders, paper weights, ash trays, Lighthouses, clocks and other souvenirs.

The Lizard is famous for the ornamental working of Serpentine Stone with its lovely greens, red, yellow and white lines running though it. There are local shops in the village and a serpentine turners on the Lizard Point even one at Church Cove, where it is available to buy in interesting shapes.

Serpentine was one of the rocks thrust up from underneath the crust, which was rich in iron and magnesium. When the Rheic Ocean crust became what is now Cornwall, peridotite, was changed to serpentinite, or serpentine - one of the Lizard's most beautiful rocks.

More photos and info coming later

The new lifeboat Station Church Cove, another old disused Lifeboat Station