enson Stone Company is the local distributor of Anamosa limestone, quarried at Weber Stone Company. Recently I had the privilege of visiting the quarry. The Weber Stone Company quarry is located in Stone City, Iowa. Anamosa limestone has been quarried there since the 1840s. Weber Stone Company was established in 1952.

Anamosa limestone is a dolomite limestone. The color classification is buff, which is described as a warm shade of light to moderate gold. The stone looks like our local limestone, making the material great for projects where a native, natural stone is desired. Pictured below are applications using Anamosa stone.

 

Belvidere Park Recreational Center
Belvidere Park Recreational Center
Outcropping stones
Belvidere Park Recreational Center
Retaining wall stone
Retaining wall stone
Iowa Firefighters Memorial
Iowa Firefighters Memorial

Touring the quarry was interesting and educational. They utilize various machining methods to produce a wide range of material sizes, textures and finishes. If you would like to take a tour of the facility, please feel free to contact me. Shown below are a few photos of the facility.

Please contact us for material samples or more information regarding Anamosa limestone.


Benson Stone Company home page

1100 Eleventh Street • Rockford, IL 61104
www.bensonstone.com

Dale Layng, architectural sales manager
Phone: (815) 227-2000, ext. 140
Fax: (815) 227-2002

 

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