Can anyone tell me what this rock is called?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by fireman1173005, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. fireman1173005

    fireman1173005 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    Wondering if anyone can tell me what this type of rock is called. Wanting to call around and get some prices on it but I live about an hour from the closest place that would sell something like this so if you could help me out with a name I'd appreciate it. Thinking about making a flower bed out of something like it and using mortar to hold it together. Would anyone recommend using a concrete or motor base or just setting it on flat solid dirt?


  2. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,665

    The features of it are alot like limestone. You can see the quartz patches in it as well. Another feature often seen in limestone. But I'm not certain it is. We use it extensively and typically it is dry laid. If you do just a flowerbed border, laying it on dirt is essentially all you would need to do.
  3. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    kind of reminds me of NY blue but i've never seen it in chunks like that
  4. Ben Bowen

    Ben Bowen LawnSite Bronze Member
    from PNW
    Messages: 1,182

    Yeah, looks like NY or Pennsylvania bluestone. Usually you see it in a different form- I would call that curb stone.
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  5. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,174

    The color is hard to tell but looks like limestone from Wisconsin. They call it either Fon du lac or Eden from the city they are quarried.
  6. GroundOneMN

    GroundOneMN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    Possibly Eden or Fon du Lac, looks more like Chilton wall stone
  7. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,435

  8. ryde307

    ryde307 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 540

    It looks like Chilton Wall stone to me. Colors are hard to tell. If its greyish off white its probably chilton. If you see any reds or yellows also would be a sign of chilton.
  9. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,613

    Definately NY/PA bluestone

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  10. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    looks like Eden Snap Edge (that's what it's called here ) 4" ? layed a gazillion feet of the stuff the last 2 years

    PS on pricing...kinda pricey here because it is so dense, sold by the pound. If i remember right a pallet weigh about 4400 lbs

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