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St. George red granite: ‘column end’


Colour image of red rock with black, white and gray spots
St. George red granite: ‘column end’. Late Silurian to Devonian. St. George, New Brunswick. Collector: unknown. New Brunswick Museum (NBME 1152). Column length 20 cm. Natural stone has been used for thousands of years to create buildings and monuments. In the last century modern synthetic materials have replaced quarried dimension stone. In the late 1800s New Brunswick red and black ‘granite from St. George was one of the best-known decorative stones in North America.