View Full Version : Can Anyone Identify a Dark Brown Flagstone?

4 seasons lawn&land
07-11-2009, 04:39 PM
I saw a very dark brown flagstone at a "stoneyard" this morning that i liked the looks of. They were large slabs, 3' 3'. 2" thick, square cut, smooth surfaces. Any idea's? Maybe I'll grab a pic of it.

DVS Hardscaper
07-11-2009, 05:47 PM
Hold on while I look into my crystal ball........


4 seasons lawn&land
07-11-2009, 07:46 PM
ha, well sorry I didn't realize there were dozens of types of large dark brown flagstone in the north east.

07-11-2009, 10:02 PM
Lilac Flagstone. I love the look as well.

4 seasons lawn&land
07-12-2009, 12:44 AM
yep that's it! thank's L-Bob. Is that quarried in the southern NY tear and northern PA along with all the bluestone?

4 seasons lawn&land
07-12-2009, 01:01 AM
Also, what brand crystal ball do you have Bob?

Mid-Ohio Scaper
07-12-2009, 01:34 AM
You call that flagstone up east??:confused:

4 seasons lawn&land
07-12-2009, 02:19 AM
no, he was saying that I saw lilac flagstone because I specified the measurements that would be considered flag. The steppers aren't flagstone but it was the lilac part I was looking for.

From what I can tell from a few minutes of internet research, the lilac is quarried out right with bluestone, I didn't realize there was that much variation. Am I right on this? Are all sandstone colors quarried in single locations with "bluestone" being most common?

DVS Hardscaper
07-13-2009, 05:36 PM
yeah, that certainly wouldn't be considered "flag" here.

looks like a *slab*

07-13-2009, 11:27 PM
Definitely slab. Geez, that stone is beautiful looking and probably a dream to work with.

4 seasons lawn&land
07-14-2009, 01:43 PM
I found out it is in fact just a varigation of bluestone, just not sold in the full color range of bluestone but instead sold seperately because it's just so "not blue". But still a sandstone quarried in the general area of bluestone by alot of bluestone quarries (I dont think they all have it though

We have rocks. One of the few up sides of the "great" northeast.