DECORATIVE  STONES

 

Most of the rocks & info. in the webpages linked to below are from James St. John’s April 2006 presentation at the North-Central GSA meeting in Akron, Ohio, USA.

 

Published abstract of presentation

 


 

Geologic information about each stone type is derived from numerous sources.  Daniel Pivko’s decorative stone compilation posted at one of the www.findstone.com webpages is a great starting place.

 

See also:

Pivko (2003) - Natural stones in Earth’s history.  Acta Geologica Universitatis Comenianae 58: 73-86.

 

Pivko (2004) - World’s quarries of commercial granites - localization and geology.  pp. 147-152 in  Dimension Stone 2004, New Perspectives for a Traditional Building Material, Proceedings of the International Conference on Dimension Stone 2004, 14-17 June 2004, Prague, Czech Republic.

 


 

  LIMESTONE

      Jerusalem Limestone

      Frosterley Marble

      Black & Gold Marble

      pinkish stylolitized fossiliferous limestone

      Rosso Verona Marble (new)

      Lapis Eyes Limestone (new)

 

  MARBLE

      White Carrara Marble

      Danby White Marble

 

  TECTONIC BRECCIA

      Italian Red Antique Marble

      French Grand Antique Marble

 

  SERPENTINITE

      dark green serpentinite (“green marble”)

      Verde Mare Marble (new)

 

  SOAPSTONE (new)

 

  GRANITE & PORPHYRITIC GRANITE

      Pink Westerly Granite

      Salisbury Pink Granite

      Crystal Gold Granite (new)

      Dakota Mahogany Granite

      Columbia Pink Granite

      Carioca Gold Granite

      Antique Yellow Granite

      Violetta Granite

      Tropical Brown Granite

      Tan Brown Granite

      Sapphire Brown Granite

      Rosa Beta Granite

      Luna Pearl Granite

      Giallo Napoleone Granite (new)

      Alaskan White Granite (new)

 

  RAPAKIVI  GRANITE

      Baltic Brown Granite (wiborgite)

      Baltic Red Granite (pyterlite)

 

  GRAPHIC  GRANITE (new)

      Persia Original Granite (new)

      White Delicatus Granite (new)

 

  ORBICULAR  GRANITE

 

  GRANODIORITE

      Barre Granite

      Mt. Airy Granite

 

  LARVIKITE

      Blue Pearl Granite

      Emerald Pearl Granite

 

  GABBRO,  NORITE,  GABBRONORITE,  DOLERITE

      Black Pearl Granite

      Black Cambrian Granite

      Black Galaxy Granite

      Impala Black Granite

      Absolute Black Granite

 

  ANORTHOSITE  &  METANORTHOSITE

      Blue Eyes Granite

      Labrador Antique Granite

      Mountain Green Granite

      Volga Blue Granite

 

  METASYENITE

      Azul Bahia Granite

 

  GNEISS

      Verde Lavras Granite

      Venetian Gold Granite

      River Green Granite

 

  MIGMATITE

      Kinawa Granite

      Vizag Blue Granite

 

  GRANULITE

      Toasted Almond Granite

      Kashmir White Granite

 

  METACONGLOMERATE

      Black Marinace Gold Granite

      Marinace Green Granite

      Marinace Red Granite

 

  AMPHIBOLITE (new)

      Nordic Sunset Granite (new)

 

  QUARTZITE (new)

      Nacarado Quartzite (new)

      Renoir Blue Quartzite (new)

      Green Harlequin Quartzite (new)

 

  CHARNOCKITE

      Ubatuba Granite

      Verde Butterfly Granite

      Seaweed Green Granite

      Nara Brown Granite (new)

 

  BANDED  IRON  FORMATION (new)

      Hollywood Granite (new)

 

 


 

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