Pennsylvania green marble

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Description

Any of several green marbles quarried near Easton in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. These serpentine stones polish well and have been used for interior and exterior decoration. Some brand names for Pennsylvania Green marbles are:

- Easton marble: a variegated green that is also called frozen green

- Sylvan Green (or Royal Green): a leaf green serpentine that occurs either mottled or veined

- Verdolite: a green stone with pink dolomite crystals that was used formerly extensively before the quarries were closed in the early 20th century.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Easton green; Easton marble; frozen green; Royal Green; Sylvan Green; Verdolite

Sources Checked for Data in Record

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