Columbia marble

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Description

A hard marble quarried in Tuolumne County, California. Columbia marble ranges in color from a snowy white to a dark blue-gray. All Columbia marbles polish to a high gloss. Varieties of Columbia marbles include:

- White Columbia: fine-grain, white marble used in statuary

- Light Columbia: pale gray marble with a few, thin dark veins

- Light Blue Columbia: a multicolor blue-gray marble with coarse crystal.

- Dark Columbia: a blue-gray marble, with thin dark veins

Synonyms and Related Terms

White Columbia; Light Columbia; Light Blue Columbia; Dark Blue Columbia

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