Day 125

Perma Stone

July 30th, 2010

Not Perma Mountain.

(Perma is actually the name of the community where this business is located.)


  1. Sera says:

    First post! Beautiful

  2. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    What’s with the pick up and that little flat top thing out in the middle of no where? Or is this where the business is actually located at? I wonder if the perma stone is anything like perma frost?

  3. Sharon in MT says:

    Most places in MT are in the middle of nowhere and not unusual to see a business there. This is a stone business, so it needs to be where the rocks are; therefore, out in the boonies. You can check out the business on the web showing the kind of stones at At least I think this is the business he took a photo of.

  4. Karen Too says:

    I looked up Perma, Montana. It is absolutely beautiful, and I’m sure Matt will show us more as he walks along.

  5. Jeff says: #5, woo hoo….
    Matt’s alternate mode of transportation is visible. And we thought it was all about the walk…shucks….

  6. Candice in Alabama says:

    Loving the Perma STONE! :)

  7. Gigi says:

    The stone is good for landscaping ..

  8. Amber Lyne says:

    It says that Perm-Stone is like amber. Originally it’s not fossil, it’s pine sap. Apparently the stuff drips and oozes from slits on the bark of trees. You can pick up tiny droplets by running your finger along the stem, but they don’t taste very good, though. For it to turn to stone one must wait a ton of years; unfortunately it’s nowhere as quick as Jadis’ wand, but hey, it’s natural, see?
    Caveat: The fumes can de hazardous. One must avoid prolonged exposure, such as in forest fires. They can make your eyes turn red and water.

  9. Don in Tennessee says:

    Here is a website that shows the application of the product. It looks like it is used as a veneer type product much like veneer brick is used in our part of the country. Also, as mentioned above it is used extensively in landscaping. Very pretty!

    Hope that the mining of this product does not leave damage and ugliness like other types of mining do if left unchecked.

    From the information posted above by AMBER LYNE about the fumes – I would imagine that enough of the fumes would make you STONED!

  10. Dennis in So Cal says:

    Perma Stone lasts so much longer then their previous product Temp Stone.

  11. Donna says:

    I have enjoyed looking at Matt’s pictures every day. I was wondering if he has a link anywhere where he is writing about his adventures. It would make an interesting read. Does anyone know of anything like that?

    • Gentle Giant says:

      Good Que. there Donna it would be great for sure.

    • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

      This is the link about his adventures. He only has his Droid with him so it would take forever to type much on a phone. It’s also one reason why many of us want him to put out a book about all this. He is journalling for himself about his trip but nothing else on the web except this and flicker.

  12. karen428 says:

    Matt, you have sure made it a long way! Moving right along! Enjoying the ride along on the web.

  13. charlie says:

    wow, if matt continues on this current route, he is headed right for Paradise!……Paradise, Montana, that is! HA!

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