Many years ago, I picked up these wonderfully patterned and coloured pebbles on a beach in Corsica. They remind me of the warm sunny day that I saw the fantastic sight of an entire seashore covered with pebbles just like them.
I have to confess that I know very little about them except that they are extremely beautiful and varied in many ways: geological origin and structure; pattern (plain, spotted, marbled and striped); texture and shape (smooth, rounded or flattened); and colour (yellow, orange, red, black and white). The rocks from which these stones were derived must to be volcanic or igneous in origin. I remember that in Corsica the whole mountainsides are pink and red.
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