The Many Colours (and sizes) of Schist

Colour trioThe three standard colours from Poolburn Stone Quarry. BROWN   GREY   STEEL GREY
We sell rock in Brown and Grey tones and because of now the rock colour changes we have a really interesting mixed colour category. You can order 3 colours, in short, long and mixed lengths.

The golds and browns are from higher up in the ground structures. It’s more weathered and can be softer, therefore, a bit tricky to cut without crushing. As we go lower into the mixed colour areas we go through the Ida Valley colour which is quiet stripey. Below that we are into silver grey tones and on down to steel blue greys. If we go to the left of the quarry the colour shifts to greens. And there are even purple layers.

In all the colours you can get bright flashes of oxidised iron. It adds a bright orange flash to the surface of a stone that matches architectural materials like corten steel.

And then we have all sorts of interesting variations, sandier tones, purples and golds or even rock that has the brown and grey in one stone. Different areas and different depths produce very different coloured layers.2tone