Chinese Dendrites

Chinese Painting Stones, also known as Chinese Picture Jasper, Grass and Flower Stones and Suiseki Guohua Stone are actually what is known as Dendritic Siltstone or petrified mud.  The site of our stones was discovered in late 1970s in southern China. As the silt from ancient rivers and lakes settle and harden into rock over millions of years, the natural patterns are embedded in the sediment when water rich in manganese and iron and various other minerals and sometimes even volcanic ash seep along cracks, fissure or fractures, and bedding planes between layers of silt, limestone and other rock types.  The patterns are dendritic mineral crystals and are often mistaken for fossils.  They're merely the result of this mineral seepage.  The worddendrite' comes from the Greek word meaning tree because of the patterns similarity to trees in how they branch out in a kind of crystallizing effect.  Their hardness can range from as low as 3.5 in the Mohs scale of mineral hardness in the same rock, but usually is about 6.5, thus we give the final touch with a gloss clear coat to add depth of field to the colorful patterns. The results, these beautiful and unique stones, typically named Chinese Picture Jasper.

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The following rectangular specimens measures approx. 4.75" wide (Base is 5" wide) x 2.25" tall

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Name: Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)
Geologic Age: Pliocene ~ Paleocene Age
Stratigraphic detail: Mountains & Rivers
Location: Southern China

Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)  1 $25.00


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Name: Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)
Geologic Age: Pliocene ~ Paleocene Age
Stratigraphic detail: Mountains & Rivers
Location: Southern China

Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)  2 $25.00


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Name: Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)
Geologic Age: Pliocene ~ Paleocene Age
Stratigraphic detail: Mountains & Rivers
Location: Southern China

Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)  3 $25.00


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Name: Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)
Geologic Age: Pliocene ~ Paleocene Age
Stratigraphic detail: Mountains & Rivers
Location: Southern China

Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)  4 $25.00


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Name: Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)
Geologic Age: Pliocene ~ Paleocene Age
Stratigraphic detail: Mountains & Rivers
Location: Southern China

Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)  5 $25.00


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Name: Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)
Geologic Age: Pliocene ~ Paleocene Age
Stratigraphic detail: Mountains & Rivers
Location: Southern China

Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)  6 $25.00


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Name: Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)
Geologic Age: Pliocene ~ Paleocene Age
Stratigraphic detail: Mountains & Rivers
Location: Southern China

Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)  7 $25.00


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Name: Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)
Geologic Age: Pliocene ~ Paleocene Age
Stratigraphic detail: Mountains & Rivers
Location: Southern China

Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)  8 $25.00


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Name: Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)
Geologic Age: Pliocene ~ Paleocene Age
Stratigraphic detail: Mountains & Rivers
Location: Southern China

Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)  9 $25.00


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Name: Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)
Geologic Age: Pliocene ~ Paleocene Age
Stratigraphic detail: Mountains & Rivers
Location: Southern China

Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)  10 $25.00


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Name: Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)
Geologic Age: Pliocene ~ Paleocene Age
Stratigraphic detail: Mountains & Rivers
Location: Southern China

Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)  11 $25.00


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Name: Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)
Geologic Age: Pliocene ~ Paleocene Age
Stratigraphic detail: Mountains & Rivers
Location: Southern China

Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)  12 $25.00


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Name: Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)
Geologic Age: Pliocene ~ Paleocene Age
Stratigraphic detail: Mountains & Rivers
Location: Southern China

Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)  13 $25.00


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Name: Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)
Geologic Age: Pliocene ~ Paleocene Age
Stratigraphic detail: Mountains & Rivers
Location: Southern China

Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)  14 $25.00


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Name: Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)
Geologic Age: Pliocene ~ Paleocene Age
Stratigraphic detail: Mountains & Rivers
Location: Southern China

Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)  15 $25.00


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Name: Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)
Geologic Age: Pliocene ~ Paleocene Age
Stratigraphic detail: Mountains & Rivers
Location: Southern China

Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)  16 $25.00


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Name: Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)
Geologic Age: Pliocene ~ Paleocene Age
Stratigraphic detail: Mountains & Rivers
Location: Southern China

Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)  17 $25.00


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Name: Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)
Geologic Age: Pliocene ~ Paleocene Age
Stratigraphic detail: Mountains & Rivers
Location: Southern China

Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)  18 $25.00


The following round specimens measures approx. 4.75" wide (Base is 3.25" wide)

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Name: Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)
Geologic Age: Pliocene ~ Paleocene Age
Stratigraphic detail: Mountains & Rivers
Location: Southern China

Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)  19 $25.00


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Name: Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)
Geologic Age: Pliocene ~ Paleocene Age
Stratigraphic detail: Mountains & Rivers
Location: Southern China

Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)  20 $25.00


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Name: Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)
Geologic Age: Pliocene ~ Paleocene Age
Stratigraphic detail: Mountains & Rivers
Location: Southern China

Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)  21 $25.00


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Name: Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)
Geologic Age: Pliocene ~ Paleocene Age
Stratigraphic detail: Mountains & Rivers
Location: Southern China

Chinese Paining Stone (Dendritic Stone)  22 $25.00