Historic English Limestones

Historic English Limestones

Some of the most historically important building stones come from a group of limestone layers deposited during the latter part of the Jurassic period (145 – 200 million years ago) in what is now central England.  These Jurassic limestones crop out in a narrow...
Sandstones

Sandstones

Sandstones are one of the primary types of stone used as masonry stone.  They occur in many settings on all continents and have been used as a building stone since the earliest days of recorded human history.   Geology of Sandstones Sandstones are generated by the...
Granites

Granites

Granites Granite has been quarried for millennia on every continent except Antarctica.  It is processed into everything from wall stones and cobblestones to countertops and gravestones.  The streets in many cities in the eastern U.S. were originally paved with granite...