Wonderstone is a unique form of Pyrophyllite used world-wide in the manufacture of synthetic diamonds, as a prototype ceramic, as a ceramic filter and potentially as a heat storage medium in the renewable energy field.
Natural Wonderstone is carvable by sculptors. It is a Machinable mineral which, after heat treatment, assumes many of the attributes of fired ceramics. It can be turned, milled, tapped, sawn or drilled to a high degree of accuracy to customersí specifications. This is particularly important for research at scientific institutions and universities when developing new products such as for F1 and Aerospace.
Manufacturing Synthetic Diamonds
Wonderstone has been used in the process of manufacturing Synthetic Diamonds for over 50 years because of its properties of thermal and electrical insulation, thermal shock resistance and high compressive strength under the extreme operating conditions (1400 ļC, 60 kbar).