Deer Isle stone

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Aerial view photograph of Deer Isle


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.

See also Deer Isle Green marble and Deer Isle® granite

Deer Island quarry

Synonyms and Related Terms

Deer Island stone

Additional Information

W. Bucher, Dictionary of Building Preservation, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1996.

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996