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Picture Stones

Picture stones are comprised by a wide variety of rocks and minerals from all over the world. These are rocks or
stones that display patterns looking like artistic swirls, landscapes and mountains. We decided to make one
central page to find the different types of “picture Stones” rather than making individual pages for each unique
stone. We hope you enjoy!
Item # 1PS10162252
Dendrite Rhyolite from Utah

Here is a Utah Dendrite Stone from our personal collection. We got this wonderful specimen from our friend
Todd Harris the "Zion Prospector" in Springdale, Utah many years ago. Todd digs and finds his own unique
specimens of Dendrite in a Rhyolite Host Rock in the Utah Mountains. This stone has special meaning because
Todd dug it out himself. Here is a link to a You tube Video of Todd finding these wonderful stones


Dendrite is a crystal or crystalline mass with a branching, treelike structure.
Dendrites look like fossils, but they are not the remains of living things. Dendrites are made of dark Manganese
and Iron minerals, usually that form in a branching pattern. Dendrites are found between the layers of stratified
rocks, as in this Utah Dendrite Stone. The Manganese Oxides form the dark grey to black crystals. The browns
and yellows are from the Iron influence.

This specimen weighs 40.6 oz or 2.54 lbs (1153g)
and measures 9.8 x 5.5 x 1 inches (24.7 x 14.1 x 2.6cm)
Item # 2PS12162252
Wisconsin Fossil Rock

Here is a Fossil Stone from our personal collection. Very unusual shape with a lot of detail. Not many of even
the hardest core rockhounds have ever seen or heard of this fossil rock. It is only found in the Prairie Du Chein
area of Wisconsin. The seller has kept the exact location a secret for many years. We got this interesting
specimen from a Mineral Dealer from Illinois in 2006. It is smooth polished on 3 sides and sealed with unknown
sealant. Nice Display piece!

This specimen weighs 21.7 oz or 1.36 lbs (617g) and measures 6.7 x 2.3 x 1.3 inches (17 x 5.9 x 3.4cm)
sorry, our first listing of this specimen was incorrect...this is the correct information