Beautiful, one-of-a-kind oil lamp made from a piece of dendritic limestone.
As seen in the photos, dendritic limestone are often marked by black or red-brown deposits known as mineral dendrites. These deposits of hydrous iron or manganese oxides are formed when supersaturated solutions of iron or manganese penetrate the limestone and are evaporated when exposed to air.
The lamp is crafted with a reservoir affixed to the underside of the rock to hold the oil. When filled with a high quality paraffin oil it produces a nearly smokeless, odorless "candle-sized" flame that will burn for at least three hours, likely more.
Filling the lamp is a simple process:
1) Remove the wick assembly from the rock
2) Insert the funnel we've provided into the hole where the wick came from
3) Fill with a high-quality paraffin lamp oil. We like the oils from Ultra Pure or Firefly.
4) Reinsert the wick and allow a couple of minutes for the wick to "wick" the oil.
5) Light and enjoy!
Or check out the video on our web site for filling and flame size adjustment videos:
We've also built all of our Rock Oil Lamps to be sealed on the underside to prevent oil from seeping into the rock. They also all include fiberglass wick that won't burn down, never needing replacement and a funnel to aid in filling is included.
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To add fragrance to the lamp, simply add a couple of drops of your favorite scented oil on the glass wick holder. As the flame heats the holder, the scented oil is diffused.
Links to paraffin lamp oil: