Catskill marble

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Description

The common name for a fossil-filled limestone quarried in the Catskill Mountains of New York (Lent 1925). Catskill Marble is a dark brown color with numerous shell patterns. The hard dense stone polishes well. It was primarily used in engineering works before the quarry ceased operations in the early 20th century.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Catskill limestone

Additional Information

F.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.