Olympian White Danby
Price Level: 8
The Danby Marble Quarry is famous for producing exquisite marbles with exceptional performance and durability. Recognized as the most prestigious white marble in North America, Danby Marbles are featured on many historic landmarks including the Lincoln Memorial, US Senate Building and many other federal and state buildings. Located in Danby, Vermont this 100 year old quarry is the largest underground marble quarry in the world. The quarry's 25 acre footprint and 1-1/2 mile depth offers capacity of 180,000 cubic feet per year offering the ability to accommodate the needs of almost any size project.
Marble has both scientific and commercial definitions. Scientific marble was once limestone that achieved metamorphosis from intense pressures and high temperatures within the earth. This trauma altered its crystalline structure, introducing other minerals that produced the valuable colors and veining seen in the stone. Commercially, any stone capable of taking a polish (with the exception of granite) is known as marble. This includes travertine, onyx, serpentine, and limestone.