The following pictures are taken in our store in The Netherlands. We can, and have, shipped sculpture stones world-wide. Minimum quantity per order appr. 500 kgs. Directly from Zimbabwe we can ship any quantity of rough stone but with a minimum about 24.000 kgs per 20ft container load. Our own staff will pick the stone of your choise.
E-mail us for more information please
The Moh's scale of hardness as a reference
white, blue and black Albast a soft to medium hard sculptor stone
Examples of our Albast Black / blue and white
Just some samples of sculpture stone crates in stock with various pieces of Albast.For our local Dutch market we split the larger pieces of sculptor stone into "handsome" ready to cut stones. You like larger pieces.......mail us please
Verdite, a very hard sculpture stone ( Mohs scale indication from 7 upto 9)
Verdite sculptor stone has a unique Emerald looking quality with brown and green striations and is known as “Green Gold” because it is a semi-precious sculpture stone which is unfortunately becoming rare and therefore increasingly more valuable. It is a hard sculpture stone and only the more experienced sculptor will dare to sculpt it.
Springstone, slightly less hard as verdite but still a hard sculpture stone ( Mohs scale indication from 7 upto 9) In fact; springstone is a black serpentine but really black. You probably know the story, it is called springstone instead of black serpentine because your chisel will spring away while carving this sculpture stone.
Springstone is one of the hardest sculptor stones used for stone carving in
Leopard stone , we do not dare to put a picture as an example because we have various variaties of this stone in stock but only in limited quantities. As soon as we have more constant stock we shall show it's appareance. If you are interested plse mail us for more info. The stone in stock at present is hard / very hard.
Cobalt, a "reasonable" hard sculpture stone with a very typical look. Moh's scale around 5 / 6.
an example of cobalt if polished
Black serpentine, some find this expression confusing because black serpentine is not "really" black. Depending on the originating mine it will be more green/black or brown/black or a variation of this. Like from the mine at Tengenenge - this will show red lines. Depending on the origin the Moh's scale will be around 4 upto 6.
Just two examples of black serpentine if polished
Opal, a middle class hardness (mohs scale around 5)
Opal from our sculpture stone stock can be dark green with light spots / lines. Sometimes we also have lemon opal in stock a more "bright" green looking sculpture stone. An other variaty is the spotted opal
Opalstone is famous for it's milky light coloured greens and smooth texture. It is also unique in that it has fewer colour variations than serpentine. It is also known as opalite to the locals and is mined at Chiweshe, two hours north of Harare.This sculptor stone is one of the favourites of carvers, as it’s not as hard as springstone and other serpentines, but still polishes to a high finish. Opalstone also has, at times, a brown colour throughout the predominate green. The appearance can be smooth or mottled. As with most of the sculpture stones mined for the purpose of stone carving, opalite is mined without the use of power tools. Lemon Opalstone is easily identified by contrasting yellow striations within the stone.
We have various variaties Fruit in stock. A few thousand kgs from KweKwe, Myamuzizi and the Blue grass regioun.
Pictures of the new load of soft sculpture stone from Brasil (brown)are not yet ready / please mail us for more info
We are selling green and pink soft stone from China. As soon as we have a spare moment we shall update this site
In the meantime plse mail us.
Also interested in our stone sculptures......... go directly to our sculpture page