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List of decorative stones

This is a geographical list of natural stone used for decorative purposes in construction and monumental sculpture produced in various countries. In addition hardstone carving uses many types of gemstones.

The dimension-stone industry classifies stone based on appearance and hardness as either "granite", "marble" or "slate".

The granite of the dimension-stone industry along with truly granitic rock also includes gneiss, gabbro, anorthosite and even some sedimentary rocks.

Natural stone is used as architectural stone (construction, flooring, cladding, counter tops, curbing, etc.) and as raw block and monument stone for the funerary trade. Natural stone is also used in custom stone engraving. The engraved stone can be either decorative or functional. Natural memorial stones are used as natural burial markers.


  • Africa 1
  • Asia 2
    • India 2.1
    • Pakistan 2.2
  • Europe 3
    • Belgium 3.1
    • France 3.2
    • Greece 3.3
    • Italy 3.4
    • Norway 3.5
    • Poland 3.6
    • United Kingdom 3.7
  • Middle East 4
    • Iran 4.1
    • Israel 4.2
    • Turkey 4.3
  • North America 5
    • Canada 5.1
    • Mesoamerica 5.2
    • United States of America 5.3
  • Oceania 6
  • South America 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9





See Stones of India


Pakistan has more than 300 kinds of marble and natural stone types and variations:







Stone Location Stone Location
Labrador Antique Sirevåg, Blue Antique Hellvik, Eigersund
Stone Location Stone Location Stone Location
Blue Pearl Tveidalen, Larvik Emerald Pearl Tjølling, Larvik Silver Pearl Håkestad, Larvik
Stone Location Stone Location Stone Location Stone Location
Coloritt Leivset, Fauske Antique Fonce Løgavlen, Fauske Norwegian Rose Løgavlen, Fauske Arctic Green Løgavlen, Fauske
Stone Location
Masi quartzite Gaskabeaivárri, Náranaš, Kautokeino


United Kingdom

Middle East


See Iran Stones



North America


Stone Location Stone Location Stone Location Stone Location Stone Location
Cambrian black Quebec Noir cambrien Quebec Noir taillon Quebec Peribonka Quebec Ocelot Quebec
Noir taillon Quebec Noir cambrien Quebec Laurentian pink Quebec
Stone Location Stone Location
Laurentide green Quebec Prairie green Quebec
Stone Location
Imperial black Quebec
Stone Location Stone Location
Whistler white British Columbia Midnight blue Quebec
Stone Location Stone Location Stone Location Stone Location Stone Location
Atlantic Black Quebec Spring Green Quebec Wild Pink Quebec Autumn Harmony Quebec Peribonka Quebec
Laurentide Green Quebec Black Cambrian Quebec Birch White Quebec Gris St-Sébastien Quebec Pine Green Ontario
Vermillon Pink Ontario Canadian Mahogany Ontario Tadoussac Quebec Dark steel Quebec Deer brown Quebec
Ash brown Quebec Polychrome Quebec Green leaf Quebec Sonata Quebec Saguenay brown Quebec
Shipshaw Quebec Saguenay red Quebec
Stone Location
Black daniel Quebec
Stone Location Stone Location Stone Location Stone Location Stone Location
Riviere Pentecote Quebec Gallix Quebec Nordic river Quebec Betchouan-violetta Quebec Apica Quebec
Sawene Quebec Stanstead grey Quebec Brun castor Quebec Alpine summer Quebec Boston Bar British Columbia
Aqua mist British Columbia Robson rose British Columbia Sumas sky British Columbia Valley rose British Columbia Whitewater classico British Columbia
Whitewater British Columbia Atlantic pink Newfoundland Cascade coral British Columbia Betchouan Quebec Riviera Quebec
Rose riviere Quebec Ash rose Quebec Astra Quebec Winneway beige Quebec Dark caledonia Quebec
Royal Canadian red Manitoba Winneway rose Quebec Noir nordique Quebec Beluro Grandes Bergeronnes Anticostie Quebec
St Lawrence green Quebec Franquelin red Quebec Gris St Sébastien Quebec Newton Quebec Caledonia original Quebec
Stanstead grey Quebec Charcoal grey Quebec Arctic white Quebec Snow white Coaticook Abbey rose Quebec
Acajou Quebec Granville Quebec Caledonia nara Quebec New new Quebec Newport Quebec
Caledonia Quebec
Stone Location Stone Location Stone Location Stone Location Stone Location
Tyndall Manitoba Eramosa Ontario Adair sepia Ontario Ledgerock Ontario Arriscraft Ontario
Algonquin Ontario Hope Bay Ontario Mara Ontario Senesun Ontario St Marc des Carrières Quebec
Stone Location
Stone Location Stone Location Stone Location
Autumn brown Quebec Polychrome Quebec Sagami Quebec
Stone Location Stone Location Stone Location Stone Location Stone Location
Ducharme brun Quebec Ducharme bleu ciel Quebec Ducharme bleu foncé Quebec Ducharme bleu pale Quebec Ducharme brun garry Quebec
Ducharme chamois joel Quebec Ducharme gris cendre Quebec Ducharme jaune adirondack Quebec Ducharme jaune marbre Quebec Ducharme jaune pale Quebec
Stone Location
La canadienne Quebec
Stone Location
Stone Location Stone Location
Albanel Quebec Mistassini Quebec
Stone Location
Magpie brown Quebec


  • Archaeological sites with tezontle structures are located in present day México and northern Central America.

United States of America

  • Brownstone, a type of Triassic sandstone
  • New Hampshire
  • Black granite - a common trade name for gabbro used as architectural material
  • Austin limestone - a marble-like stone widely used as a building stone for interior and exterior wall cladding and interior and exterior paving


South America

See also


  1. ^ National Institute of Standards and Technology—NIST Stone Test Wall
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