White Marbles in the USA

White Marbles in the USA

December 11, 2014

 Q: My kitchen designer suggested a marble for my countertop that’s quarried in the USA. Should I even consider this? The best marble is from Italy, right?

A: It’s true that some of the most gorgeous marble in the world has come from Italy. But, it may surprise you to learn that some stunning, high-quality marble choices are available right here in the United States. Your designer isn’t leading you astray! 

Jefferson Memorial
The Jefferson Memorial is made of Vermont’s Danby marble.

We may not have the long history of quarrying marble such as Italy or Spain, but that doesn’t mean the natural stone found right here in the US is any less beautiful.

For example, the famous Danby Marble Quarry in Vermont has produced breathtaking marble for more than 100 years. It’s this very stone that went into building national monuments such as the Jefferson Memorial, the Supreme Court, and Arlington National Amphitheatre.

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 Imperial Danby Marble from Vermont is white in color with soft gray and gold veins.

What’s even more interesting is that Imperial Danby  marble is now one of the top choices when it comes to marble kitchen countertops. One of the reasons is that it’s a stunning product. But another reason is that price of Italian marble has risen so much that comparable products in the US make far more economical sense to buyers.

Another gorgeous white marble found in the USA is Calacatta Lincoln

The quarry near Aspen, Colorado was discovered in 1873 in the Colorado Rockies at an altitude of 9,300 feet above sea level. The quarry is inside the mountain, therefore production happens all year-round. The Lincoln Memorial was made from this marble...which gave the product its name.

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The Lincoln Memorial is made of Calacatta Lincoln marble from Colorado.

At Marble and Granite, Inc, we’re proud to offer a large selection of natural stone products quarried right here in America. Browse our online inventory  to see what other “Made in the USA” products we carry. Or feel free to visit one of our showrooms , where you can view all of our available slabs and select the right one/s for your project.


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