Beautifully Rare Stones Produced from Layers of Old Car Paint
On a daily basis, we are surrounded by art within our everyday world. Fordite (aka Detroit agate) is a stunning example of the phenomena that can occur before our very eyes. Initially, these beautiful gems appear to be naturally produced rock. In fact, though, the colorfully captivating stones are actually the result of automobile paint that has built up over time.
In the past, when cars were hand spray-painted, the run off from the paints would collect on the ground and in the tracks and would undergo extreme heat when the cars’ paint was set under high heat in ovens. Color upon color, layer upon layer, the paints merged together to produce the unpredictable formations.