A brand name for a dense, medium-grain granite quarried near Balfour in Henderson County, North Carolina. Primarily quarried from about 1890-1920, Balfour granite comes in a uniform pink color and a cream color with a pinkish tinge. Both color of granites, Balfour pink, and Balfour cream, polish to a high gloss and have been used for buildings and monuments. The durable, high quartz content granite was also used as durax blocks, paving stones, and grist mill stones.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Balfour Pink; Balfour cream;
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- 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
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