Danby Marble: Is Vermont the New Italy?

Danby Marble: Is Vermont the New Italy?

June 17, 2016



Eureka Danby Marble from Vermont Quarries 

Danby Marble: Is Vermont the New Italy? 

Everyone knows that Italian marble is the finest marble in the world…or is it?

The famous Danby Marble Quarry in Vermont’s Dorset Mountain has been producing breathtaking marble for over 100 years. In fact, it was the first marble quarry in the United States and it’s the largest underground marble quarry in the world!

There are eight different types of Danby Marble and some are said to rival the most beautiful Italian white marbles. One side of the quarry yields Imperial, Eureka, and Royal Danby marbles. On another front you’ll find Mountain White, Olympian White, MontClair, Crystal Stratus, and Applachian Gray. For now, we’ll focus on Imperial, Royal, and Eureka.

Most of the material on the side of the quarry is Eureka Danby. It’s darker gold with medium to heavy gray veins, and it’s often compared to Calacatta Gold. When the material has less gold veining, it’s classified as Imperial.
Imperial Danby Marble is a very striking stone that comes from deep within the quarry’s twisting mile-and-a-half deep veins. As the most rare variety of marble in the quarry, it’s admired for its light to medium veining. Typically featuring striations of soft gray and gold, Imperial Danby is a beautiful choice for countertops, walls, flooring, fireplace surrounds, and more. 


Imperial Danby Marble countertop. Photo courtesy of Vermont Quarries 

When the gold veining starts to darken, it’s classified as Royal Danby. It features consistent veins of muted gray.


Royal Danby marble features consistent gray veins. Photo courtesy of Vermont Quarries.

If you love the rich look of Italian marbles, but like the idea of purchasing a “local” marble quarried right here in the USA, you will want to check out the Danby varieties. The look and price of each Danby marble varies, sometimes drastically. For example, Royal Danby is the most common variety, making it also the most economical. Imperial Danby is the most rare, so you can expect to pay more for it. The Danby marbles are some of the most popular selections with our customers here at Marble & Granite, Inc.. Take a look at these stunning projects and it is easy to see why. 


Beautiful Imperial Danby Marble. Photo courtesy of Vermont Quarries 

You can browse our online inventory to see what varieties of Danby marble that we currently have in stock. Then, come by one of our two Marble & Granite, Inc. showrooms to experience this luxurious marble in person. We have a wide selection of slabs and tiles that will allow you to pick just the right variety of Danby marble for your project.


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