A hard, fine-grain dolomitic limestone quarried in Minnesota since 1883. Kasota polishes well and is sold in both pink and yellowish varieties. When Kasota stone is cut with the bed, it is called Fleuri and when it is cut across the bed, it is called Veine. Kasota stone is used for carved work as well as interior and exterior building decoration. Examples of architectural projects made with Kasota Stone include Minnesota's Stone Arch Bridge (the oldest existing bridge over the Mississippi River) and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Fleuri; Veine; Mankato kasota stone
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- 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
- Website address 1 Comment: Mankato Kasota Stone website at http://www.smps-tc.org/Press_Releases/Building%20a%20Castle-%20USA.pdf