Iceberg Quartzite Extra Polished 3cm Quartzite
Some say it’s better to be lucky than good, and that may be true - but no matter what, we believe hard work always pays off in the end! Iceberg Extra has a similar story to tell on how this wonderful white quartz was discovered. Our good friend and explorer, Maxwell, was on a quest in Brazil searching for Emerald Quartzite. The land he was exploring is very well known for the emerald and therefore very well guarded. The heavy abundance of emerald bandits made his journey very dangerous; however, what he ended up finding is a story for the ages.
Located in the NW region of Bahia, Brazil - Maxwell was lost in the middle of nowhere, when all of a sudden; he stumbled upon the largest deposit of white quartz in the entire world. His loooong adventure and hard work finally paid off in LARGE dividends as this quarry of white quartz is unlike anything anyone has ever seen. Production out of this quarry is very limited due to the level of difficulty to get to this desolate area. Our exclusive relationship with Maxwell gives us first priority when it comes to looking at their most exclusive blocks.
Quartzite is a metamorphic rock that is formed when quartz rich sandstone is altered by heat, pressure and chemical activity. Because it is formed from sandstone most quartzites have a fine grained soft and elegant appearance. Most of the selections are in the grey and white tones but certain minerals cast a spectrum of colors into the material. Quartzites are scratch and acid resistant so they will not etch. The hardness level can vary greatly; we recommend the material be sealed per your contractors direction. Acid resistance with a soft elegant appearance makes quartzite a popular material selection with our clients.
Price Level: 10