Anamosa limestone

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Anamosa State Penitentiary, Anamosa, Iowa


Anamosa State Penitentiary, Anamosa, Iowa

A fine-grain, gray or yellow Limestone quarried in several locations east of Cedar Rapids in Iowa. Anamosa limestone is characterized by its uniform buff color with slightly lighter and darker bands. Anamosa limestone is used for buildings, walls, paths, decorative facings, and bridges.

Physical and Chemical Properties

Average absorption = 7.5%

Average compressive strength = 10,550 psi

Density = 2.15 g/ml

Resources and Citations

  • 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