Stone carving blank pair for jewelers and craftspersons, from the all natural carbon sink stone dracocite

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You've never experienced stonecarver's heaven until you've lain tool to a piece of dracocite. This rare magnesian marble had gone underground for over a hundred years until we acquired an old collection and revived its use in jewelry. It outperforms all other "soft" stones such as marble, alabaster, onyx and soapstone in almost every way. Born from an almost impossible set of geologic accidents, dracocite was mined out before WWI and all that was left in the tailings is now in our hands. Beautiful jewelry store quality pieces can be produced without special tools right in your living room using only a file and a manicure set. This pair of large apple green slabs are begging for he hand of an artist to transform them into earrings. Please see our "about" section for more on dracocite and its special qualities.

3 1/2" x 1 3/4" x 1/8"+, wt. 70g

MORE ABOUT THE STONE: Dracocite is a colloquial name for a rare and unusual rock type which is composed mainly of the mineral brucite. Dracocite is not a mineral name. Dracocite is a unique natural stone in that it alters via carbon sequestration by absorbing carbon dioxide and water, actively and on a human time scale, not geologic. These traits make ours the only true natural carbon sink jewelry available and the logical choice for eco art that's a step above the rest. Please read on to learn more about dracocite, its properties and why it's such a special stone.

Dracocite is not only beautiful but its constituent minerals are attributed with many healing qualities, both medical and metaphysical. It has the instantly warm and friendly feel of jade. The main mineral brucite has an extremely high magnesium content and is said to impart a soothing and destressing effect upon the wearer or handler as well as many other benefits for mind and nervous system health. Search "brucite healing stone" - it's so unusual not all metaphysical sites even mention it, and many confuse it with other minerals such as magnesite. A more familiar form of brucite is milk of magnesia, used in traditional medicine as an over the counter drug.

Depending on the actual mineral content of each piece of dracocite, it has a mohs hardness of 2.5 - 4, which makes it harder than fingernails and much harder than soapstone. The predominant crystal habit of brucite makes itself evident in some dracocite by imparting a "grain" direction to both the visual pattern and variable hardness, very similar to hardwood, ranging from the hardness of alabaster to that of onyx. It does not cleave easily, and the same habit adds a tenacity akin to that of jade, allowing great detail in carving and the ability to polish well, comparing favorably with the famous Chinese Xiu jade. The orientation of reflective layers within the transparent stone can produce effects ranging from chatoyant shimmers to sparkles and flashes of reflected light. Some dracocite mimics another rare stone, Seraphinite.

Dracocite is not suitable as an outdoor decorative stone due to it being a natural carbon sink. A main component mineral brucite Mg(OH)2 alters to hydromagnesite Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2·4H2O through carbon dioxide sequestration to form a white coating. Polishing and frequent handling prevents this, especially with jewelry. The same characteristics that allow dracocite to be easily carved and polished can also make it easily scratched by hard sharp objects, so reasonable care must be taken when designing and/or utilizing functional art made from dracocite. Refinishing can easily be accomplished with a manicure set. Other minerals may be present as inclusions and thin vein fillings and may include antigorite, aragonite, calcite, chlorite, dolomite, hematite, lizardite, magnesite, magnetite, pyrite and quartz, each with special healing qualities attributed to them.

Just the act of carving dracocite is calming, almost Zen like. Dracocite's one of those things you just can't quite describe because there's nothing to really equate it to, and virtually no one has seen nor experienced it. You have to hold a piece in your hand to appreciate it. be sure to zoom in on our photos and explore its beauty. We'd like to offer a free sample if we've piqued your interest. Just start a conversation, tell us why you're interested and let us know where to send it - US only please.

Please watch our stone carving DIY videos on YouTube and let the Beastmaster show you how easy it is to carve Dracocite with amazing results! Each charm took only about fifteen minutes, start to finish! If you'd like to experience carving dracocite, ask us how you can get a sample.

In Charm School 100, he carves a dragon scale charm with only hand tools and a drill <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=659Y4C2PVtI>

In Charm School 101, he carves a charm using a flex shaft and emery paper <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=383YSOpHzgE>

Use proper safety precautions when working with all tools. Stones may have some weathering cortex remaining - all stones are sanded to 220 grit. One side of one stone is brought to a polish to show color. Care is used in selection to provide solid, carveable stone. If a rough stone should not meet expectations or fail during carving, we will work with you on stone replacement. Use normal caution to avoid potential flaws when laying out the carving. We are not responsible for failure due to poor design, (ie: leaving sufficient support for detail), mishandling (ie: prying against stone) or other operator errors.


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Dracocite is a colloquial name for a rare and unusual rock type which is composed mainly of the mineral brucite. Literally translated, it is "The Stone of the Dragon". Dracocite is not a mineral name. Dracocite is a unique natural stone in that it alters via carbon sequestration by absorbing carbon dioxide and water, actively and on a human time scale, not geologic. These traits make ours the only true natural carbon sink jewelry and carbon sink sculpture available and the logical choice for true eco art that's a step above the rest. It is definitely the best choice for hand carved stone massage, relaxation and meditation tools because of its unique characteristics. Please read our other FAQ to learn more.

Dracocite's constituent minerals are attributed with both medical and metaphysical healing stone qualities. It has that instantly warm and friendly feel of jade due to its low thermal conductivity, making it the perfect stone for the best massage tools and massage stones. The main mineral brucite has an extremely high magnesium content and is said to impart a natural calming effect upon the wearer or handler along with many other benefits to mind and nervous system health as well. Search "brucite healing stone" - it's so unusual most metaphysical sites don't mention it or confuse it with other minerals such as magnesite. Milk of magnesia is chemically identical to brucite.

Dracocite is not suitable as an outdoor decorative stone due to it being a natural carbon sink stone. Brucite [Mg(OH)2] alters to hydromagnesite [Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2·4H2O] through active carbon dioxide sequestration when exposed to the weather, forming a white rind. Polishing and frequent handling prevents this, especially with jewelry. Our line of eCO2 Oblivion Art highlights the plight of global warming endangered species using this carbon sink stone as the medium, and we often leave some natural weathering rind on pieces of art to highlight the problem of global warming.

Dracocite is much harder than soapstone, ranging from the hardness of alabaster to that of onyx. Crystal habits can impart a "grain" to the visual patterns It does not break easily, allowing great detail in carving and the ability to polish well. Dracocite compares favorably with the famous Xiu Jade of China. Unlike jade, the orientation of reflective layers within the sometimes translucent dracocite can produce effects ranging from chatoyant shimmers to sparkles and flashes of reflected light, traits rarely found in other translucent stones. Dracocite may mimic other stones including Seraphinite, jade, marble, alabaster, and serpentinite, or even a piece of petrified wood. It is truly a chameleon of geology.

The same characteristics that allow dracocite to be easily carved and polished can also allow it to be scratched by hard sharp objects, so reasonable care must be taken when designing and/or utilizing functional art made from dracocite. Refinishing can easily be accomplished with a manicure set. Repairs can be accomplished with superglue or epoxy, both which bond well (not recommended for smokers art that is to be used). Frequent handling is good for the stone, but care must be used not to expose it to acids or acidic environments. Rubbing with light oils can increase translucency and help prevent the CO2 sequestration process.

We love carving dracocite. It's calming, almost Zen like, for more than the reason of manual occupation. We don't often get that effect with other stone. Dracocite's one of those things you just can't quite describe because there's nothing to really equate it to, and virtually no one has seen nor experienced it. You have to hold a piece in your hand to appreciate it. Be sure to zoom in on our photos and explore its beauty. We'd like to offer a free sample if we've piqued your interest. Just start a conversation with us, tell us why you're interested and let us know where to send it - US only please.

If you can't locate an item you've seen here before, even in the "sold" listings, there's a good chance the listing for that item is deactivated as we rotate our stock to keep it fresh. Start a conversation with us and ask - we're always happy to help!

If you're looking for a hard-to-find item, maybe we can help! We certainly do requests if they're within the scope of our multivarious and expansive capabilities, or may be able to direct you to where you need to go. Just ask! Personalized hand engraved stone carvings of Dracocite are our specialty but we also work in leather, wood and metal (precious and non-precious) as well as semi-precious stone. Minimalist pen and ink or inked hand engravings are also available. All our artwork is always original and we work closely with our clients!

Not Dracocite! Watch our DIY videos on YouTube and let the Beastmaster show you how easy it is to carve Dracocite using simple tools with amazing results! In Stone Carving 100 https://youtu.be/659Y4C2PVtl, he carves a dragon scale charm with only hand tools and a drill. In Stone Carving 101 https://youtu.be/383YSOpHzgE, he carves a charm using a dremel type flex shaft and emery paper. Each charm took less than a half hour, start to finish! At Neolithia, we put Lapidary in Your Lap!

Dracocite is the name of a stone and is not a rock type nor a mineral name. Named by the original miners, it was discovered in 1898 but the deposit turned out to be smaller than anticipated and was mined out by 1903, so little if anything was ever written about it. Stone scraps from the mill of the same vintage and scree nuggets are all that remain, all safely in our old collection. What remained on the mountain has since weathered away through erosion by carbon sequestration.

Dracocite is a colloquial name for a rare and unusual rock type which is composed mainly of the mineral brucite. Literally translated, it is "The Stone of the Dragon". Dracocite is not a mineral name. Dracocite is a unique natural stone in that it alters via carbon sequestration by absorbing carbon dioxide and water, actively and on a human time scale, not geologic. These traits make ours the only true natural carbon sink jewelry and carbon sink sculpture available and the logical choice for true eco art that's a step above the rest. It is definitely the best choice for hand carved stone massage, relaxation and meditation tools because of its unique characteristics. Please read our other FAQ to learn more.

Dracocite's constituent minerals are attributed with both medical and metaphysical healing stone qualities. It has that instantly warm and friendly feel of jade due to its low thermal conductivity, making it the perfect stone for the best massage tools and massage stones. The main mineral brucite has an extremely high magnesium content and is said to impart a natural calming effect upon the wearer or handler along with many other benefits to mind and nervous system health as well. Search "brucite healing stone" - it's so unusual most metaphysical sites don't mention it or confuse it with other minerals such as magnesite. Milk of magnesia is chemically identical to brucite.

Dracocite is not suitable as an outdoor decorative stone due to it being a natural carbon sink stone. Brucite [Mg(OH)2] alters to hydromagnesite [Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2·4H2O] through active carbon dioxide sequestration when exposed to the weather, forming a white rind. Polishing and frequent handling prevents this, especially with jewelry. Our line of eCO2 Oblivion Art highlights the plight of global warming endangered species using this carbon sink stone as the medium, and we often leave some natural weathering rind on pieces of art to highlight the problem of global warming.

Dracocite is much harder than soapstone, ranging from the hardness of alabaster to that of onyx. Crystal habits can impart a "grain" to the visual patterns It does not break easily, allowing great detail in carving and the ability to polish well. Dracocite compares favorably with the famous Xiu Jade of China. Unlike jade, the orientation of reflective layers within the sometimes translucent dracocite can produce effects ranging from chatoyant shimmers to sparkles and flashes of reflected light, traits rarely found in other translucent stones. Dracocite may mimic other stones including Seraphinite, jade, marble, alabaster, and serpentinite, or even a piece of petrified wood. It is truly a chameleon of geology.

The same characteristics that allow dracocite to be easily carved and polished can also allow it to be scratched by hard sharp objects, so reasonable care must be taken when designing and/or utilizing functional art made from dracocite. Refinishing can easily be accomplished with a manicure set. Repairs can be accomplished with superglue or epoxy, both which bond well (not recommended for smokers art that is to be used). Frequent handling is good for the stone, but care must be used not to expose it to acids or acidic environments. Rubbing with light oils can increase translucency and help prevent the CO2 sequestration process.

We love carving dracocite. It's calming, almost Zen like, for more than the reason of manual occupation. We don't often get that effect with other stone. Dracocite's one of those things you just can't quite describe because there's nothing to really equate it to, and virtually no one has seen nor experienced it. You have to hold a piece in your hand to appreciate it. Be sure to zoom in on our photos and explore its beauty. We'd like to offer a free sample if we've piqued your interest. Just start a conversation with us, tell us why you're interested and let us know where to send it - US only please.

If you can't locate an item you've seen here before, even in the "sold" listings, there's a good chance the listing for that item is deactivated as we rotate our stock to keep it fresh. Start a conversation with us and ask - we're always happy to help!

If you're looking for a hard-to-find item, maybe we can help! We certainly do requests if they're within the scope of our multivarious and expansive capabilities, or may be able to direct you to where you need to go. Just ask! Personalized hand engraved stone carvings of Dracocite are our specialty but we also work in leather, wood and metal (precious and non-precious) as well as semi-precious stone. Minimalist pen and ink or inked hand engravings are also available. All our artwork is always original and we work closely with our clients!

Not Dracocite! Watch our DIY videos on YouTube and let the Beastmaster show you how easy it is to carve Dracocite using simple tools with amazing results! In Stone Carving 100 https://youtu.be/659Y4C2PVtl, he carves a dragon scale charm with only hand tools and a drill. In Stone Carving 101 https://youtu.be/383YSOpHzgE, he carves a charm using a dremel type flex shaft and emery paper. Each charm took less than a half hour, start to finish! At Neolithia, we put Lapidary in Your Lap!

Dracocite is the name of a stone and is not a rock type nor a mineral name. Named by the original miners, it was discovered in 1898 but the deposit turned out to be smaller than anticipated and was mined out by 1903, so little if anything was ever written about it. Stone scraps from the mill of the same vintage and scree nuggets are all that remain, all safely in our old collection. What remained on the mountain has since weathered away through erosion by carbon sequestration.



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