This stone was
formed two billion
years ago by heat, pressure
and a variety of trace elements.
It varies in color throughout the quarry
in shades of red, green and black. It
comes studded with hematite, tourmaline, or
garnet. In many areas the rock is gnarled
with quartz of feldspar layers, giving it a
unique and impressive twist. Not
only is the rock beautiful to
look at, but it is durable
as a landscape stone.
The mica platelets
make it especially