Ledmore Grey Marble
This impressive stone from the Ledmore Quarry in Sutherland is the only marble quarry on mainland Britain, the other is on the Isle of Skye. The Ledmore Grey marble contains large white veins made up of calcium compounds, black veining originating from organic compounds and brown veining from copper compounds.
With the initial deposits laid down 600 million years ago, the veining is comparatively young at 430 million years. The creation of this stone occurred when syenite igneous rock thrust its way up through the Durness Limestone deposits creating Serpentine and Brucite, the colours of which are brought to life with polishing.
Typical slab sizes are 2.1m x 1.5m; however they can vary.
British Stone from Britannicus
“I am passionate about British stones and marbles. They are true marvels of nature and geology; luminescent, beautiful, rare and unique.” Orlando Boyne – Britannicus Stone
Britannicus Stone is the world’s leading provider of British stones and marbles. Sourcing only the very best carboniferous limestones from the depths of the beautiful British landscape, Britannicus has unrivalled expertise in the quarrying and presentation of a huge range of rare and unique stone pieces to adorn interior and exterior spaces.
The Ethical Stone Company has partnered with Britannicus Stone to gain exclusive access to over 25 polishing stones and marble in Britain. British rocks are the under-discovered gems of the stone market, each with its own particular characteristic – from the warmth of the fossil rich Yorkshire Swaledale to the brooding dark depths of Ashburton from Devon.