Utah Picasso Marble

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I was in the Salt lake Airport and I saw a beautiful rock called Utah Picasso marble. It can only be found in Beaver,  Utah. The Gulf of Mexico used to reach to Southern Utah. The shells from tiny sea animals turn into limestone and were covered by lava. This created the colors in the rock. Some colors are pink, yellow, and brown, which contrast with other colors, such as black, brown, white, and grey.

Does anyone have any experience finding this stone?

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Carol Judd
New Star Real Estate - Vernal, UT
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That is a beautiful stone.  I will have to research where it can be found.
May 01, 2008 01:31 PM #1
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Julie Kippen
Vernal, UT
Did you find a good picture? The ones at the airport were large. I found some shaped like animals and they did not have the beautiful designs like the ones in the airport. The ones at the airport were abstract and reminded me of Picasso.
May 01, 2008 03:11 PM #2
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Carol Judd
New Star Real Estate - Vernal, UT
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I saw some pretty ones on the internet .  There was no place that gave directions where to find it or if it was where the public could find it or not.  I will ask at the rock shops for more informaiton on the sites
May 04, 2008 11:10 AM #3
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Julie Kippen
Vernal, UT
They would be fun to find. Very unique.
May 04, 2008 02:08 PM #4
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Julie Kippen
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I found a site that has pictures of shapes made out of the Picasso Marble. You can see the pretty contrast in colors.  http://www.therockshed.com/septarians2.html
May 05, 2008 05:24 AM #5
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Carol Judd
New Star Real Estate - Vernal, UT
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I saw some picasso marble in a rock shop.  The rockhounding books gave no info on finding it and the rock shop said it was all in a mine and therefor you can't get it yourself.
May 07, 2008 09:34 AM #6
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Julie Kippen
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That is too bad. They would be fun to search for and to make something out of them.
May 07, 2008 10:12 AM #7
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Carol Judd
New Star Real Estate - Vernal, UT
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I decided I will have to buy myself a piece to go in my collection

May 12, 2008 09:16 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Julie Kippen
Vernal, UT

I will have to check the price of the ones at the airport. How much were the ones that you saw?

May 12, 2008 09:48 AM #9
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dart

THIS MARBLE IS LOCATED IN THE MILFORD, UTAH MOUNTAINS - NOT BEAVER, UTAH.  MILFORD IS LOCATED IN BEAVER COUNTY.  THE MARBLE IS OWNED BY PRIVATE LAND OWNERS, YOU CAN NOT GO ON IT TO ROCK HOUND.  THE ROCK CAN BE PURCHASED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY IN MANY DIFFERENT TOURIST SPOTS.  IT IS UNIQUE AND EACH PIECE IS DIFFERENT.  THE GENTLEMAN THAT FIRST LOCATED THIS MARBLE WAS MELVIN BRADSHAW.  INCREDIBLE MAN TO SPEAK WITH AND LEARN ABOUT MANY DIFFERENT TROPICS.  HE HAS SINCE PASSED AWAY AND HIS FAMILY OWNES THE PROPERTY.  FOR MORE INFORMATION YOU CAN CONTACT ME AT EDART@IN.COM

 

Sep 10, 2008 04:38 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Julie Kippen
Vernal, UT

Thank you for the information. The pieces at the Salt Lake City Airport were really pretty.

Sep 12, 2008 04:18 AM #11
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Desiree Shotwell

We have the light and dark Picasso mine in Beaver county and have had it for over 20 years. Picasso is very beautiful and has many different colors, we do alot of the sculptures and animal carvings you find all over the world. We just started Love the Art gallery in Beaver Ut and I am slowly putting them on our website for purchase. If you are still intrested let me know. www.ltagallery.com or email me at desiree@ltagallery.com

May 12, 2012 02:39 AM #12
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Julie Kippen
Vernal, UT

Thank you for the information on your Gallery!

Jul 01, 2012 03:56 PM #13
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