Diabase (hyperite Diabase)- is an exclusive, beautiful and fascinating rock, as rare as it is difficult to access. It was formed during enormous volcanic eruptions from the earths´ inner core approximately 900-1500 million years ago, as molten magma was forced upwards towards the earths´ surface through narrow cracks in the parent rock.
Only in a few places did it reach the surface. The Diabase found and quarried in north-eastern Skåne/ Sweden is unique in its deep black colour, its density and durability. Diabase quarrying dominated this area and the lives of its people for over a hundred years, and has left huge, dramatic pits in the landscape.
The Diabase from Lönsboda and the quarries Duvhult, Hägghult and Gylsboda is considered to be the absolute premier in Diabase and the most beautiful around. Flexible, formable and according to us, simply wonderful.