Although I made it my business to be on the beachfront almost every day, the time spent in Grand Cayman was actually meant for hunting down information on - and specimens of - the Caymanite stone.
It took me the entire trip to get the kind of details I wanted on using the stone; everyone who works with this particular variation of dolostone (or dolomite, depending on who you ask) seems to use it for making little semi-precious trinkets and jewellery. Thus, they were more concerned with finding ways to achieve a high-shine polish on the stone.
At the very end of the time in Grand Cayman I was lucky to get my hands on some striated pieces that clearly showed the accumulation of varying minerals within the stone. Now, to figure out how to work with it, or at least, to better understand its properties.
More to come.
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