To see photos of raw stone, go to
Other Stone Photo Gallery. To see
photos of fine art with these stones, go to Sculpture.
To see other finished items, go to
Other marbles and colored limestones
Chocolate Swirl Marble.
marble has dark chocolate swirls in a cream to grey matrix. The
chocolate at times has a reddish tint. It is relatively soft. Some
gluing can be anticipated in the brown areas.
Monet Yellow. This marble has very soft and pastel colors:
gold, yellow, red, and pink. The reds and pinks are distinct
from the golds and reds, not blending to oranges. Beautiful
stone. It is very soft and easily worked.
Karheen Conglomerate. This is a conglomerate
composed of white, pink, and red marble and various other colored
stones. Visually exceptional, it makes excellent vessels and free forms.
Man-in-the-Moon Marble. This richly colored stone is mottled orange
with a green-black background. No more will be available after
this small lot is gone. The road to the source has been
Blood Marble. “Oh my God, I cut my
finger off”. That’s what it looks like when you work this stone with
water and see the blood color of the run-off. This marble has
swatches of bright hematite red, in a creamy white matrix. Sometimes, there
are also green shades.
Inner Light. Very attractive stone. A dark green marble with inclusions of brilliant
orange calcite that glow when polished like hot coals.
Alaskan Lace. A marble
conglomerate. White circular pebbles bonded within a black matrix. Popular
with all who have worked it. New material available.
Alaskan Snow Marble. Very white
and very translucent. Soft marble. Easily worked.
present problems. Also, sometimes the stone can be too sugary. When
it’s good, it’s very very good, when it’s bad….
Pink Cholmondeley. This can be the
nicest pink marble. Worldwide, pink marble is fairly common. But, there are different shades of pink. Most pink marble from elsewhere
is quite dull compared to the Cholmondeley. Some Cholmondeley is
raspberry pink. Some has green accents. The best is fine
grained and quite
Baby Seal. Ever see a baby seal?
Looks like that. Wispy grey/black spotting on a white background. Some
with browns too. Very good for animal and fish figures.
Tangerine Marble. A mottled orange and white. Some stones have black
Fairly large grain size, therefore, not good for detailed work.
Very attractive bowls, etc.
Black Orca. Gray-black
to black. Occasional white veinlets. Hard for marble,
similar to Belgian Black.
Galactic Black. Dark black with
some white fossils. Looks interstellar.
Black Lightning. White marble with
black lightning bolts (veining) through it.
Stonehenge Stone. A
dark brownish-black limestone that is very consistent in color and
texture. For those sculptors who want a neutral color and
no patterning to compete with the human touch. Big blocky shapes.
Reminds some of basalt, others of Stonehenge. Has a light
colored rind that most sculptors like to retain in their work.
Tokeen Spiderweb. A
white marble with black spider-webbing, this marble is from the famous
old Tokeen quarry, on Marble Island. This marble was used in
buildings all over the United States in the first part of the 20th century.
Chatham. A creamy-white
marble with strong black bands. A pink halo runs on both sides
of the black bands.
Rare - too many brown bears at the location to get more.
It Mine Calcite.
Brilliant orange, translucent, crystaline calcite mixed with
apple green epidote and black hornblende. Occasional red/brown
andradite garnets and chunks of gold-colored chalcopyrite.
Difficult to work but makes unbelievable vessels. Limited
A rare, dark purple stone that makes beautiful small garden pools.
Sometimes with white streaking. See garden pools under Garden
Art. Also look under Lapidary stone.
Fossil Coral. Most of
this stone goes to the lapidary artist. See Fossils from Alaska
and Lapidary for
paleontology and commentary. It does, however, make very
interesting sculpting stone. It has been most used for
figurative representations of fish, reptiles, and birds.
Special price for sculptors.
Alaskan “Pipestone." The color of this stone runs from brown-red to oxblood. There is some
swirling. Although harder than the pipestone from Minnesota, it
still can be be worked with hand tools. Power better.
Barite. This is not a
known carving stone because it has never before been found in a pure
or almost pure state. This almost pure Alaskan barite is often a
blue white. Some has gold colored flecks in it. A little
harder than alabaster, it can be worked with
either hand or power tools. Extremely heavy, barite makes great bases.
To see raw stone, go to
Other Stones Photo Gallery. To see
fine art with these stones, go to Sculpture.
To see other finished items, go to