Pinolite/Pinolith Rough Stones - 1 Pound
Pinolite, also called pinolith, is stone comprised of magnesite, dolomite and graphite, resulting in an elegant and unique black-and-white crystalization structure. Its nickname is ice flower stone because of its magnesite crystals that form with the black graphite around them, looking like the white petals of a flower.
It is endemic to Austria, found only in a few places high in the remote Alps as a byproduct of the magnesite mines. As it is a soft stone, it is easy to cut, and it takes a great polish. Polishing really brings out its unique crystal structure. See our finished pieces and jewelry for sale elsewhere on our website, for examples.
Size: irregular pieces ranging from about 3-8 inches long. For larger pieces, please request a higher number of pounds, and put a note in the Comments field upon checkout. 1-3 pieces per pound.
Unit for sale: 1 pound
Origin: Austria, Europe