Deer Isle stone

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Aerial view photograph of Deer Isle

Description

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

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Resources and Citations

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

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