The Many Colours of Schist

We sell rock in Brown and Grey tones.

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 we go through the Ida Valley colour where the colours are often 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’s 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.

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