Deer Isle stone
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.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Deer Island stone
Resources and Citations
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
- National Building Granite Quarries Association at http://www.nbgqa.com/color.htm