Fish Rock Tower

Fish Rock Tower

 An Irish Round Tower in Northern California Rare Opportunity Few stonemasons get the opportunity to build structural stone buildings. Fewer still get to work on a round tower in the medieval Irish tradition. On the coast of northern California, members of the Stone...
Mr. Rockefeller’s Bridges

Mr. Rockefeller’s Bridges

Granite Bridges and Carriage Roads, Acadia National Park, Maine, USA John D. Rockefeller Jr. (right), the only son of the famous founder of Standard Oil, was a celebrated American philanthropist in the early 20th century. Between 1913 and 1940, Rockefeller financed...
Limestones Up Close

Limestones Up Close

A close-up view of some of our favorite limestones Limestones are interesting when viewed through a simple 10-power hand lens because they commonly contain fossil fragments.  The photos shown below were shot with good lighting and a macro camera lens; however, a...
Sandstones Up Close

Sandstones Up Close

You can tell a lot about a masonry stone by looking at it through a magnifying glass. A simple 10- or 15-power hand lens particularly reveals a lot with sandstones. The photos shown below were shot with good lighting and a macro camera lens; however, a similar view,...
Quarrying Frontier Flagstone

Quarrying Frontier Flagstone

The Frontier Flagstone is quarried in the rolling plains of central Montana, near the town of Harlowton.  All stone quarries differ depending on the type of stone and the nature of the deposit, and the Frontier has some unique characteristics.  We customers visit the...