Dulcote agate stone nodules were discovered in a clay seam in a natural fault in a limestone quarry
on Dulcote hill within sight of Wells Cathedral. Known locally as Mendip potato stones because of their
shape and appearance, the nodules have been known since Roman times.

When cut through some of the nodules show a quartz lining with goethite needles and other minerals,
including amethyst and calcite. In Victorian times the quartz were known as Bristol Diamonds.
The stone was extracted in the 1970s when the quarry was busy producing road stone and material
for the building industry. Our stock of stone is from this era. When the nodules are cut through the
halves are polished to produce unique and individual additions to the world's variety of agates.

We are in the process of converting the stock into carvings of English animals (some of which are
endangered species) cut and polished halves and components for our giftware range.
Dulcote quarry has since closed, so there will be no new raw material extracted.


Dulcote stone halves:
£9.99 each
Carved animals:
Various: £3 each
Boxed coaster sets
6 coasters in holder: 8
Dulcote Stone Clocks
Dulcote nodules, cut and finished with
a quartz movement: from 25.
Dulcote nodules, cut and finished with
a quartz movement: from 25.
Dulcote nodules, cut and finished with
a quartz movement: from 25.