Deer Isle granite

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Main Entrance of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


[New England Stone] A registered trademark for a pinkish gray, coarse-grain Biotite Granite quarried on Deer Isle in Maine (Bucher 1996). Deer Isle® granite, also called Stonington Pink Gray, was used for buildings and monuments.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Deer Isle granite; Deer Island granite (sp); Stonington Pink Gray

United States Navy Memorial Washington, D.C.

Other Properties

water absorption by weight = 0.3%

Additional Images

Resources and Citations

  • New England Stone: Website
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • World's most popular granites at ;water absorption = 0.3% by weight

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