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  • Honeycomb Calcite is a beautiful and impressive form of transparent, translucent, luminous calcite mined exclusively in the state of Utah. Characteristics that set this stone apart are the color, varying patterns, translucency, transparency and its ability to accept a high polish.
  • First impression of the stone in its natural form is of just another rock. Even to the trained eye, rock hound or collectors– it appears as a chalky irregular shaped stone or just another rock they’ve seen many times before. Upon further examination and then again when the stone is cut, does one notice the “honeycomb like” cellular pattern of the stone. The “honeycomb look” is formed by the growth of long fibrous or tubular crystal cells of honey yellow calcite outlined by white membranes surrounding each cell. The name “Honeycomb Calcite” originates from the remarkable honeycomb appearance when viewing a polished surface.
  • The color ranges from a soft, pale sunshine lemon yellow to a deep rich honey golden amber depending upon the thickness of the stone. The color of the stone is attributed to sulfur deposits at the time of formation. The color remains consistent with the thickness of the stone – the thinner stone produces sunshine lemon yellow hue while the thicker stone yields a rich honey golden amber color.
    The stone pattern varies according to the point of origin of each cell. The cells grow in V shaped structures and are individual bundled into a groups where beginning cells appear as small close hexagon shaped cells grouped close together. This pattern is similar to honey turning to sugar. As the cell matures the pattern changes in accordance the individual cell growth. When the cells reach their maximum growth the membrane widens showing a much larger surface area with minimum cell walls. This creates an impression comparable to petrified honey. The stone is transparent and translucent offering a luminous glow when accentuated by artificial, direct or indirect lighting. The transparency and translucency are apparent in thick sections as well as thin cut. The translucency is less in pieces with mostly beginning cell structure due to the tight cell formation.
  • Honeycomb Calcite weighs approximately 192 lbs. per cubic foot. Concrete weighs – 145 lbs. per cubic foot. Granite – 180 lb. approximately.

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Artist: Bernard Rothman

Artist :Bernard Rothman
   

Artist: Jeff Tobey

Repeatable Pattern - Tub Surround ,Tiles: 10" x 10", 5" x 10", 5" x 5", San Antonio, TX
   

3 Consecutive Slab Bar Top, 64in x 19in x 1½in with return 29in x 25in x 1½in, San Antonio, TX .Rope lighting used to illuminate the stone

Repeatable Pattern Kitchen Backsplash - Tiles: 13in x 13in x ¾in & 12in x 12in x 1in , Colorado Springs, CO

 


Artist: David Campbell

Artist: Jeff Tobey

Artist: David Campbell


Artist: David Campbell


Brushed Steel Tables

Artist: Jeff Tobey

Artist: Dahrl Thomson


Artist: Jeff Tobey


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