Colorado Stone Quarries | Marble, Colorado

Colorado Stone Quarries | Marble, Colorado

To us interesting content comes from the unknown. In Marble, CO there is a stone quarry that has unearthed marble that has graced the Lincoln Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknowns, the Equitable Building (among other skyscrapers in NYC), and so much more.

The quarry has enjoyed a renaissance since its acquisition in 2004 by Polycor, a Canadian-based dimension stone company. In spite of significant transportation costs, this high-quality stone is now exported in large quantities to Europe and Asia for transformation and use throughout the world, as well as being sold into the US market.


  1. ryan B on July 13, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Maybe Trump will make America so great that the Italian artisans will demand CO marbel and to hell with their overpri , Ah never mind, even a genuine Italian quarrier likes it, nice.

  2. Active Atom on July 13, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    What a great location cold re realize but look at the great stone colors wow what a nice teaching moment we did not know about this, thank you. Learning these finer details about the block process is neat before they are off to slab and polishing and stuff. Nice group of co-workers, a team. Lance & Patrick.

  3. kubla777 on July 13, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    Exploring this then abandoned place in the 80’s is among my fondest memories. Finest marble in the world?

  4. Elonda Hipkins on July 13, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    Our family loved taking out-of-town guests up to Marble, CO. We went up to the old quarries and we really think we saw a dinosaur imprint on one of the walls. We also saw impressive huge empty quarries filled with water. The road up to the quarries was 45 degrees. Our jeep almost didnt make it up the steep drive. I thought we were going to topple over. Anyway…fond memories of trips from Gunnisin, CO up to Marble.

  5. Aaron Brown on July 13, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    This area is so cool, I try to make it to marble once a year and always drive up the road that leads to the mine. Sure would like to be able to go up amd look in the old portals not in use these days. Serious history and heritage with that mine!!!!!

  6. Heidi White on July 13, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    My fam has a cabin in Marble Colorado

  7. Alaskasbear on July 13, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    Wow,Italians now. Worked up there for 3 years at Colorado yule marble company before it shut down,cut alot of rock. Ran the floorsaw,exploratory and wire saws. I still to this day have a couple 16×16 cubes cut from the unknown soldier face.

  8. Cathy Brown on July 13, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    My Great Grandfather Channing Meek ran the mine from 1906 until his death on a runaway tram coming from the mine in 1912. My Father was his namesake.

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