The story of Rocky Mountain Quartzite is a classic American success story that brings together all the necessary elements: favorable geology, a product that could distinguish itself from others, and a business plan and workforce that could develop the company to its full potential.
Every block of stone holds a story. Not just in its geologic past, but also in the ways that stone becomes part of human history. Behind every successful quarry is a collaboration between the forces of nature that created the stone, and human inventiveness that built it into a successful venture.
ANSI/NSC373, the stone industry’s sustainability certification.
Join us as we travel to Danby, Vermont to discover the beauty and versatility of genuine natural stone. We’re traveling inside the historic Danby Quarry to get a rare glimpse of how natural stone is quarried. #UseNaturalStone
Some businesses, like Minnesota-based Coldspring, have an entire sustainability mindset and are working to be environmentally-responsible stone producers.
Read why Vinny Tavares, owner and founder of Aria Stone Gallery, uses natural stone over engineered quartz. Is quartz a natural stone or artificial?
How travertine is formed and how to use as a building material.
Technology has made the modern quarry a much different place. Take a first-hand look at several quarry operations. Diamond wire tooling has helped make the quarrying and slabbing process more affordable and efficient.
What happens to old quarries after they are no longer operational?
A miner’s gallery featuring hand-carved stone and historic mining artifacts.