research on Shoushan stone
research on Shoushan stone
A bid of an auction of Shoushan stone can be reached as high as 14 million yuan. Probability of transactions can reach 89 percent. The two figures surprised the whole Shoushan stone industry and mark the leap of Shoushan stone market.
Because Shoushan stone is a rare and potential resource, it means a lot that people develop and protect it rationally and effectively. But we have big concerns on its situation now. At present, there are 25million tone pyrophyllites under earth, most of which are for industrial use, while there are few Shoushan stones for artistic use. Now in the main peak of Shoushan, there are more than two hundred mining caves. Some of these caves were destroyed, some were abandoned and some fell to pieces. There are few caves that can be explored. But some of them are to narrow to get through. What’s worse, some villagers exploded the cap to mine the stones, which would definitely damage the quality of the stone. Once someone found fine stones, others explored from side ways. Therefore, they severely damaged balance of nature.
the stone circulating in the market
|many kinds of Shoushan stone||many kinds of Shoushan stone||the beautiful stone statue|
the price of the stone statue
Craftwork of Shoushan stone carving is priceless. After being processed, its price is several times as the original one.
The price depends on the following six fators:
1. Types of the stone. Orpiment enjoys the highest price
2. volume. The bigger it is, the higher the price is.
3. level of craftwork. The finer the article is, the higher the price is.
4. sculptor works of famous sculptors, especially the late ones enjoy high prices.
5. History The longer history it has, the higher the price it enjoys.
6. prizes works which win awards in a competition enjoy high prices.
market about the Shoushan stone
According to the Statistics, the output value of Shoushan stone is as follows:
In the year1950, 1700 Yuan
In the year 1954， 20,000 Yuan
In the year 1957, 55,000 Yuan
In the year 1965, 200,000 Yuan
In the year 1972， 860，000 Yuan
In the year 1980， 1，500，000 Yuan
In the late 1980s, more than 500 employees work in the industry, and the annual production value reached 2,040 million Yuan.
The present situation of Shoushan stone
The most legendary stone in Shoushan is Tian Huang. There is a stream called Shoushan Stream. It is about 8 kilometers long and covers an area of no more than one square kilometer. Here is the unique field of Tian Huang. Tian Huang is more valuable than gold and is hard to find. After over-exploitation in the past hundreds of years, this precious stone is almost out of production. Incredibly, the “Dream Land” of the wireheads of Shoushan Stone. Inscrutable are the ways of heaven!
It goes without saying that not only it’s hard to get good Shoushan stone, but also the exploitation and processing are hardly optimistic. Nowadays, many artworks of Shoushan stone are of poor quality, resulting in a waste of the resource. In recent years, some sculptors has dealt with the stone material hastily and clumsily just to make profits, making it rare, aiming at jacking up the price.
According to a survey, it is reported that there are mainly two views on the present situation. On the one hand, some people think many high quality sorts of Shoushan stone have been exhausted. Their view is based on the fact that many Shoushan stone mines have been abandoned many veins have been out of production. On the other hand, others think that limited as it is, there is still pretty a lot left. New species have kept appearing in recent years. How much is left in Shoushan? Nobody knows.
We should view the present situation of Shoushan stone in many ways. On the one hand, there is still certain undiscovered resource. On the other hand, we should realize thatit is nonrenewable resource. With time going by, it becomes harder and harder to get Shoushan stone.
We definitely should treasure What nature has so bountifully bestowed on us.
the tour of Shoushan stone culture
|the museum of Chinese Shoushan stone||the mine park in Fujian China||the travel festival of Shoushan stone culture|