Kingwood stone

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Description

A brand name for a hard, coarse-grain, quartzite sandstone quarried at Kingwood in Preston County, West Virginia. Kingwood stone has white quartz grains bound with a high iron content silicate that can be a dark yellow, pale buff or pale purple. Kingwood stone is used for buildings.

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