Mary Ellen Stromatolite

Mary Ellen Stromatolite

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per stone

Patient Strength

Be resilient and calmly overcome challenges. Understand connections and see solutions. Show others how to live with dignity and respect. Be a good steward of the planet and all its lifeforms. Let Mary Ellen Stromatolite inspire a better future!

OriginUnited States
PolishShiny & Smooth
QualityAA (quality chart)
ShapeIrregular Polished Shapes
TransparencyOpaque
Average SizeVaries (size chart)
Average WeightVaries
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Mary Ellen Stromatolite Healing Properties

Ethically Sourced Mary Ellen Stromatolite

Know where your crystals come from

This Mary Ellen Stromatolite is from the Mary Ellen Mine in Minnesota, USA. It was originally an industrial mine for Iron Ore, but today the primary product is Stromatolites for collectors.  The current mine has a low environmental impact.

Learn More About Ethical Mining

This lapidary drum tumbles stones in Cape Town, South Africa. It is a family business, founded by a father and passed on to his sons. Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly. The lapidary sells primarily at two gemshows, one in the United States and the other in France.

Learn More About Ethical Lapidaries

I have been doing business with this source since 2014. They are the oldest tumbling company in the world and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source. The company started in California in the 1950s and was eventually bought by a British immigrant who had young sons. Eventually the company moved to South Africa in order to be closer to the source of their best-selling stone and to have the legal rights to export it. The company is now run by the sons and their childhood best friend.

The current owners personally visit many small and large mines. To connect with artisanal miners in sub-Sahara Africa, they work with local Gem Dealers who travel far into the bush to buy from part-time miners. The majority of these Gem Dealers are women. Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin. For those that aren’t, I ask the owners directly. As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them. However, they remain my preferred source for most of the stones I sell from sub-Sahara Africa.

  • Fair Wages

  • Legally Mined

  • Mined in the USA

  • Mine-to-Market

  • Family Business

  • Safe Lapidary Conditions

  • Environmentally Friendly Mining

What is Ethical Sourcing?

Tumbled Mary Ellen Stromatolite

What You’ll Receive: 1 Stone - 100% natural Mary Ellen Stromatolite

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal. If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Polishing Method: Drum polished. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Color: Bright red and silver

Taking Care of Your Healing Crystals

  • Crystals Sturdy For Pocket

    This stone is sturdy enough to be carried daily.

  • Crystals Keep In Shade

    Keep it in the shade to protect its colour.

  • Crystals Poison In Elixir

    Not safe for direct-infusion elixirs.

Learn About Safe Handling

Shipping

All Orders are shipped Next Business Day

  • Domestic First-Class averages 3-7 days.
  • International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.

Environmentally-Friendly Materials

  • Shipping envelopes, paperwork & boxes are recyclable
  • Shipping peanuts & bubble-wrap are biodegradable
  • ‘Plastic’ bags are plant-based & compostable

1 review for Mary Ellen Stromatolite

  1. Jennifer S. (Colorado) (verified owner)

    This is a fascinating stone. With its red swirls in between metallic speckles, it gives the impression of looking into a foreign world. I just love it! Thank you!

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