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Old 06-20-2019, 01:26 AM
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Default Granite/Onyx manufacturing from block stone?

Any of you guys know if anyone in the US cuts and polishes granite or onyx from raw blocks right out of the quarry?
Old 06-20-2019, 06:28 AM
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While it is likely that someone here will know of a place, you can start with the granite institute of America. They can probably point you towards a place.
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About a year ago, "This Old House" went inside a granite mine to show how all that happens.
Pretty amazing process. I believe that was in Maine.
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Tombstone place?
Old 06-20-2019, 07:43 AM
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NC Granite in Mt Airy, NC still processes blocks. They have a quarry onsite as well as processing other blocks from regional quarries. They produce everything from curbs, benches, counter top slabs and essentially anything you want. We used to get our Va Mist granite slabs for counter tops from them as it qualified for LEED pts. since they were withing 500 miles of the source. Have also gotten some heavier curbs and steps from them as well. Really cool operation that is still doing it the right way. BTW--Mt Airy is the real town of Mayberry.

Coldspring in Mn is also a slab producer. They are a much larger facility than NC Granite but producing granite slabs of all thicknesses as well as to a lot of head stone and memorial work to include sculptures.

There used to be a several places in Elberton, Ga that slabbed as well but the Chinese came in and bought most of the local guys out and use the names as distribution points.

If you know what you are looking for, let me know and i will help out.
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Thanks for the replies.
I relocated my existence to Turkey and they have some amazing blue marble and straight grain onyx that I can benefit from exporting. Current supplier only wants to move unfinished blocks, sized to accommodate the customer.
Putting out the feelers.
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I would call the Mayberry guy. It sounds like he does work with other people's stone. I love natural stone and I wish more people would appreciate it.

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