Near Arudy, in the Pyrenees, is located a grey stone, in fact a marble. Several extractions are on the mountain and thus give to this stone some variations in appearance that we classify into 4 different stones. The best known, the Ste Alpha serving in France for centuries for furniture decoration; in the same extraction is also found Ste Anne granite, with a similar background color but with much more white tips.
Finally it is also found Paloma, mouse background color and Henri IV, a little darker with white veins.
Capacity of the quarry Henri 4 allows to supply projects up to 2000-3000M2 ; Ste Anne Alpha and Paloma are suitable for smaller projets (500-1000M2).
Usual slab sizes are 220-260cm x 130-150 cm.
Arudy Pyrénées Area – France
OTHER NAMES OR SIMILAR STONES
Arudy stones are marble ; they are frost resistant. Their uses are numerous. Their essential quality is their decorative appearance and sobriety. It is a unique material.
It may be used for floor and wall cladding in a honed or polished finished . Like many marbles often found in interior : it is found in flooring, wall covering, kitchen (work plan), in the bathrooms , and most of the time for decoration, particularly Ste Anne Alpha.
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- Rough sawn