Deer Isle stone
Name given to two types of stone quarried on Deer Isle in Maine (Bucher 1996). Prior to 1870, a very dark green marble was quarried. Later a pinkish gray, coarse-grain granite was quarried from the island. Also called Stonington Pink Gray, this biotite granite is used for building and monuments.
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Deer Island stone
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
- Website address 1 Comment: National Building Granite Quarries Association at http://www.nbgqa.com/color.htm