Bearer of stone-carving traditions of the Ulyanovsk region
The enterprise of folk art stone-cutting art of the Ulyanovsk region "AMMOND". Specializes in extraction and processing of Volga gems and souvenir production. It was founded in 1990 on the basis of the world's only deposit of rare types of ammonites, dinosaurs and unique minerals: SYMBIRCIT, SENGILITE, SPEKTROPIRIT. SYMBIRCIT - Jewelry and semi-precious gemstone, named in 1985 after a unique deposit near the city of Simbirsk, now Ulyanovsk. 130 million years ago, the territory of the Ulyanovsk region was an ancient sea, which was inhabited by giant behemoths: ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, pliosaurs and their co-creators AMMONITS. They were the starting point for the formation of the symbirconite stone
The shells of ammonites or the skeletons of ancient lizards served as centers of crystallization in the formation of this stone. The rock, which has an unusual combination of minerals filling the chambers of ammonites of the Ulyanovsk region (symbirtsite, pyrite, aragonite, flammalite, marl and more than 10 other inclusions), has a name - AMMOND.
The color range is very diverse and varies from lemon and transparent to translucent dark brown. High decorative qualities and technical characteristics allowed to organize on the basis of the Ulyanovsk field a folk art stone-carving trade, which exists already more than 30 years. Simbirzite is a "calling card" of the city of Ulyanovsk, and our enterprise, associated with the processing of this mineral - one of the points of attraction of the tourist flow. Full-cycle enterprise is located in the central part of Ulyanovsk. At the moment, on the basis of the enterprise there is
simbirzite products and paleontological specimens - Museum-Salon "Simbirzite" and at the moment there is a tour of the museum and production for the guests.
Simbirzite is the leading souvenir brand of the city of Ulyanovsk, and our enterprise,
related to the processing of this mineral is one of the points of attraction for tourists and guests of the city. In the new conditions there is a demand for domestic tourism and the relevance of new objects of demonstration and leisure. At the moment, guests can take a tour of the salon museum and a tour of the production. The whole complex is located in one building in the historic center of Ulyanovsk.
For a complete immersion is created art object - "Simbirzite Hall", reflecting the possibilities of processing, color and versatility of this mineral.
Folk arts and crafts are an integral part of the country's culture, largely forgotten. Our project "Simbirzite Hall " will demonstrate achievements of folk stone-cutting art crafts of Ulyanovsk region, work of skilful masters. Our excursions will form representation about fascinating process of creation of products, will generate interest and popularize stone-cutting craft of the Ulyanovsk region among youth, visitors from all Russia and inhabitants of the Ulyanovsk region.