Fossilstone marble dishes

Small dishes cut from a contrasting material often referred to as ‘fossilstone marble’.


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Fossilstone marble dishes

Small dishes cut from a contrasting material often referred to as 'fossilstone marble'.

The marble is mined in the Anti-Atlas (or Lesser Atlas) mountains of Morocco and is quite a popular decorative choice for a few reasons.

It is relatively inexpensive, and it has an amazing contrast between the black matrix and the white to pearly grey inclusions, most of which are in the family Orthocerida.

People will often refer to the inclusions as "Orthoceras" but scientifically this is not strictly accurate.



Cute bowls, made of a contrasting fossil marble. They are approximately 125MM across and around 30-35MM in total depth, so they are quite small.

I wouldn't recommend eating from them, as the repeated washing may cause issues - and they are made of a reasonably soft material that can easily be scratched by steel - so bear that in mind if used as a needle dish or for keys etc.


I have a few hundred tumblestones in a much larger bowl of the same material at home. 🙂


Frequently asked questions and delivery information

How do we grade stones?

There is no overall universal grading system for the majority of our products. As such, the grades we use are internal only. They simply refer to higher and lower qualities, but they may be entirely different grades to other websites. C grade pieces are of lower quality than B grade, which is lower than A grade.


How does our ordering and delivery process work?

You place an order via the website. When it’s been picked and packed, your order will be marked as completed and dropped off at our local post office. We have an account with the post office called a “Drop and Go” account, which allows the post office staff to process our parcels when they have free time, rather than me queuing up and delaying everyone else.

I get tracking information etc online when this has been completed. I typically do not send tracking information to customers unless they request it – but if you’ve requested tracked postage, it has been sent tracked! If you have any worries or concerns about your parcel being delayed please feel free to get in touch and I’ll send the tracking info over! We also get delivery confirmations for parcels over 25MM thick by default.


How do international orders work?

After Brexit, with the UK leaving the European Union, certain things have changed with regards to international orders. European Union customers will now likely be liable to pay the same amount of import VAT as any other international customers. You will be responsible for any customs and import fees.


I’d like to return my order for a refund.

No problem at all – just get in touch and we’ll arrange it. You can read our full returns policy here.


What payment methods do you accept?

I can accept Paypal, Stripe, cheque, and direct bank transfers. Paypal and Stripe will both allow you to pay with credit and debit cards.



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