Dorset marble

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Description

A coarse-grain marble quarried east of Dorset in Bennington County, Vermont since 1825 (Bucher 1996). Various colors are available. Dorset A is a cream color marble while Dorset B, also called Plateau white, is creme with gray clouds. Dorset Green Bed is a cream colored marble with faint green clouds and darker grayish green streaks. Dorset Mountain is a pale bluish tone marble with light gray streaks. Dorset marbles are used for buildings and interior decoration. They polish to a medium gloss.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Dorset A; Dorset B; Dorset Green Bed; Dorset Mountain; Plateau white; Dorset Italian marble

Additional Information

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