Colorado Yule marble

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Lincoln Memorial Washington, D.C.

Description

A fine-grain marble quarried near Marble in Gunnison County, Colorado. Colorado Yule marble is usually pure white but can have pale gray clouds and/or creamy veins. Some regions of the marble belt have a pale blue-gray color. Colorado Yule has been used for statuary and was used for the exterior of the Lincoln Memorial.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Colorado marble

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • 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