Chinese Writing Stone

Found in the Auburn, California region of the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, Chinese Writing Stone (also known as Porphory or Chinese Letter Stone) is a limestone matrix with andalusite crystals that appear as a delightful pattern resembling Chinese characters. It appears in colors ranging from a very dark gray or almost black to creamy white, both with a slight greenish cast.

If you like this material, you may also like pinolith or Teepee Canyon Agate.

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