Can Anyone Identify a Dark Brown Flagstone?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    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.
     
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hold on while I look into my crystal ball........




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  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    ha, well sorry I didn't realize there were dozens of types of large dark brown flagstone in the north east.
     
  4. landscaperbob

    landscaperbob LawnSite Member
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    Lilac Flagstone. I love the look as well.

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    LilacCaps.jpg
     
  5. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    yep that's it! thank's L-Bob. Is that quarried in the southern NY tear and northern PA along with all the bluestone?
     
  6. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    Also, what brand crystal ball do you have Bob?
     
  7. Mid-Ohio Scaper

    Mid-Ohio Scaper LawnSite Member
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    You call that flagstone up east??:confused:
     
  8. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    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?
     
  9. DVS Hardscaper

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    yeah, that certainly wouldn't be considered "flag" here.

    looks like a *slab*
     
  10. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Definitely slab. Geez, that stone is beautiful looking and probably a dream to work with.
     

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