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.

Please enlarge and view the photographs for more detailed views. Shown wet to simulate polish. As with all natural rock, there may be fractures or pits to seal or work around. Each slab has the approximate dimensions listed. I use the longest and widest point and the thinnest, it’s not averaged.

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

We have worked hard with the lighting and the settings on the camera so that the colors are very accurate. Individual settings may affect color viewing on various devices and I cannot predict what your device will do, but on my computer, they’re dead on for color. I appreciate your business!

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