Champlain Stone introduces "1763 Granite," a new granite line rich in character. The granite takes its name from a pivotal year in American history, when colonists felt the restrictions of the Proclamation of 1763 after the French and Indian War. This year was a turning point, when the colonies wished for the freedom for self-governance; a precursor to the American Revolution and a symbolic moment... and, 1763 Granite captures that rustic American spirit with its classical and rugged appearance. Deep shaded areas of brown and amber characterize the hearty, weathered natural stone. When split-faced, the material exhibits a stunningly natural color range of blush and blue-grays in addition to offering a variety of white swirls and striations.
"We're excited about this new material." stated Ryan McLaughlin, Champlain's Director of New Business Development. "Opening the 1763 quarry expands the range of colors and products we offer the market. The rugged earth tones and natural weathering of this stone perfectly complement environments in which our materials are often used. We are producing it in both rubble and sawn forms, including thin veneer from which a variety of architectural stone applications may be specified including building veneer, landscaping applications."
Champlain Stone's quarry in Clemmons, NY is adjacent to the firm's headquarters in nearby Warrensburg, NY. This quarry location is less than 500 miles from major granite-consuming metropolitan areas including Montreal, Washington DC, New York City, Boston, Baltimore, Toronto, and Philadelphia. Because of this convenient site on the map, projects that specify 1763 Granite are eligible to receive LEED credits.
Champlain Stone, Ltd., which began three decades ago as a one-man operation, has evolved to become one of the largest and most-efficiently managed, American-owned natural stone quarries. The firm offers seven unique granite products, quartzitic sandstone, dolomitic limestone and a myriad of decorative yet rugged fieldstones, as well. Products may be specified in "as is" condition or from a comprehensive offering of blends, allowing virtually limitless stone designs to be achieved. For more information, visit: www.champlainstone.com.