What is hexagonal stone?

Hexagonal stone is a general term for hexagonal stone pillars. This type of stone is abundant in China, with a natural original stone skin color on the surface. The color after polishing varies depending on the region and the type of stone. It is a rare landscape stone with a natural style. The diameter of this type of stone varies from 70mm to 200mm. The longest length can reach 20 meters. Can be used for garden carving, rockery water spraying, and artistic modeling. It is a newly emerging type of garden stone. Its unique geological form has been highly praised both domestically and internationally.

The formation of hexagonal stones is due to vertical joints formed by magma condensation and contraction, dividing volcanic rocks into polygonal columnar structures, similar to the mechanism of lake mud fracturing. Due to the infusion of foreign liquids, different colored stone skins are formed on the columnar surface. Hexagonal stones from different origins have different skin colors, shapes, sizes, and internal materials, so they are classified into different types.

Can create courtyard water features:

Stone chairs can also be made:

It can also be used as a lamp post:

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Hexagonal stone as decoration:

After seeing so many uses of hexagonal stones, where did this thing come from?

The basalt pillar landscape, also known as the hexagonal stone landscape, is composed of basic volcanic rock deposits formed after volcanic eruptions. Since the discovery of the basalt landscape, many domestic and foreign tourists and researchers have come here for sightseeing and investigation. This landscape is purely natural and has high ornamental and scientific value.

Columnar joints are a unique landscape of volcanic rocks. When magma erupts from the surface and flows to a standstill, the surface rapidly cools. The magma beneath it gradually decreases in temperature and forms a semi-solidified state, with multiple temperature and pressure centers appearing inside. The magma gradually cools and contracts towards the temperature and pressure centers, generating a tension field and forming a fracture surface in the direction perpendicular to the cooling surface of the magma. During this process, feldspar, olivine, and The crystallization and precipitation of minerals such as pyroxene。

on the one hand, because most of the above-mentioned minerals are hexagonal, resulting in a hexagonal prism in the composition of the rock; On the other hand, because the distances between the temperature and pressure centers are the same, the distance between the tension joints around each temperature and pressure center is also basically the same. Therefore, the combination of regular polygonal tension joints also appears as hexagonal prisms, and of course, there are also four-sided, five-sided, and seven-sided prisms.

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