Georgia Cherokee marble

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A coarse-grain, pale gray with waves of white clouds and veins quarried near Tate in Pickens County, Georgia (Bucher 1996). It polishes to a high gloss and is used as a building stone. Other gray varieties of Georgia marble are sold as Silvery Gray and Mezzotint. Silvery Gray is a uniform light gray marble that has no veins or clouds. Cherokee marble was used for the exterior of the east-central front of the Capitol building in Washington, DC.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Silvery Gray; Mezzotint

Additional Information

W. Bucher, Dictionary of Building Preservation, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1996.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Frank A. Lent, Trade names and Descriptions of Marbles, Limestones, Sandstones, Granites and Other Building Stones Quarried in the United States Canada and other Countries., Stone Publishing Co, New York, 1925