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Alabaster and Limestone

Alabaster

Most American colors $1.50/#
Translucent Orange (limited availability) $2.75/#
Italian “Ice” boulders $1.60/# ($2.00/# for >200#)
Italian “Champagne” boulders $1.60/#
Italian “Ice”, Agata slabs $2/#
Italian Blue Ice boulder (when available) $1.75/#

Limestone

Cottonwood, Silverdale, Prairie Shell $0.50/#
Tuxedo Gray (as hard as marble) $0.60/#

Alabaster: Made in America

The best American alabasters are from Utah and New Mexico. They are not hard yet very consistent for carving and come in a great variety of colors. Small sampling:

  • Mocha

  • Mottled Brown by Scott Meyer

  • Italian Bardiglio (tan)

  • Italian Bardiglio (blue/gray)

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    Ebony

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    Carlotta Green by Myles

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    Raspberry

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    Silvercloud

  • tiger-eye

    Salmon by Merlin Cohen

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    Tiger Eye

  • NM Cream Alabaster

    NM Cream

  • Pale Ale Alabaster

    Pale Ale

Alabastro: Fabbricato in Italia

Italian alabasters are one of the tightest allowing for very detailed designs. They are mostly translucent. The white is called “Ice” and finishes like frosted glass. There are also sky blue and champagne (called Agata) versions of this fine alabaster.

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    Italian Ice — Cody Vance

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    Agata “champagne” Katusha Bull

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    Blue Ice — Jon Fernans

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    Agata Slabs

  • Rosso, Bellonci

    Rosso Peter Belonci

Limestone is “uncompressed” marble: calcium carbonate that has become a sediment. It has a hardness of about 2 which varies greatly (the Tuxedo is much harder). We are in Kansas which is limestone country with Cottonwood as one of our best. We also have Silverdale (more yellow) and Indiana (gray).

  • Cottonwood Limestone (KS) by Jeff Birchill

  • Silverdale Limestone, Ellen Woodbury

  • Tuxedo Limestone