Amber Onyx is a translucent calcite stone mined exclusively in Utah's High Uinta mountains. Similar to marble and travertine in strength and other traits, Amber Onyx replaces traditional decorative stones as a more versatile and beautiful stone for counter tops, wall tiles and other architectural applications in homes and commercial buildings. It can be carved and cut into a wide variety of shapes, sizes and thicknesses.
Matchless translucence, rich color and a readily polished surface permit Amber Onyx to be used for a variety of decorative accent purposes, including windows, mantels, fountains, light fixtures, artistic carvings and sculptures of all kinds, all of which can be enhanced through internal and external lighting to provide a rich warm glow.
Pattern changes in Amber Onyx depend upon point of origin and on rate and type of cell growth. Patterns range from small hexagonal cells grouped tightly together to large cell areas in which cells are at maximum growth and in which minimal cell walls appear.
Variations that differentiate Amber Onyx from other calcite include unique crystal patterns created by membrane structures that vary from small honeycomb type cells to larger open cells, colors with varying degrees of translucency that changes by tone and a hardness that allows a high level of polish.
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