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Fletcher Granite

Date: 13/02/2012 | Published: News

Quarries
Chelmsford Quarry on Route 40, North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Fletcher Granite’s first quarry, located on approximately 140 acres, has been in full uninterrupted operation since 1881. Today it is recognized across the nation for its achievements in wasteless extraction of dimensional stone.

Chelmsford is a light gray stone of fine to medium grain, highlighted by small black flakes. On a large scale project, this stone exhibits surprising subtle movement. It is a quiet stone of enduring beauty and strength.
Milford Quarry on Cedar Street, Milford, Massachusetts
Located on approximately 64 acres, it has been operated intermittently since 1932.

Milford Pink, from this long established quarry, is considered one of the great granites of this country because of its impressive character, particularly when used in large areas. It has a subtle color, clearly evident in its finished surface. In the rough state, the pink shades to a warm light gray that distinguishes Milford from the more typical gray stock. The stone is flecked with black mica in a wide and irregular pattern.
Mason Quarry on Starch Mill Road, Mason, New Hampshire
Located on approximately 218 acres, it began producing granite in the mid-1880s. It was acquired by Fletcher in 1929 and has been in operation intermittently since then. Mason granite has been chosen for important buildings across the nation, including several on the campus of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Mason is a finely-grained stone of medium buff gray, with black mica sprinkled across its surface in a compact, even pattern. With its small scale and warm tones, Mason may call to mind the texture of a Shetland tweed.
Milford (NH) Quarry on Amory Road, Milford, New Hampshire
Located on approximately 80 acres, it has been an operating quarry since the early 1900′s, and was acquired by Fletcher Granite in 1992.

Kitledge Gray is a fine grained salt and pepper colored stone. Its uniform graining and excellent workability make it a popular stone for most any application.
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Kitledge Tapestry is a highly variegated granite containing gray, pink, purple and black colors in swirling irregular patterns. It is a unique stone that has to be seen to be explained. Tapestry is not easy to sample due to its infinite variations. The tapestry “show” in the Kitledge Quarry is not consistent, therefore the material is not always available.
Madison Quarry on Route 16, Madison, New Hampshire
Located on approximately 150 acres, this site, just southwest of Conway N.H., was first quarried in 1888. It was acquired in 1948, and has been in intermittent operation since that time.

The granite quarried in Madison is one of lively contrasts. A muted coral stands out against fields of medium to dark grays that occurs in broad, sharp-edged groupings. Occasional flecks of jet black mica add a dramatic accent. Its distinctive coloring, grain and pattern make it an elegant and striking stone.
Jonesboro Quarry (Red) on Roques’ Bluff Road, Jonesboro, Maine
Located on approximately 175 acres, this quarry near the easternmost tip of the United States, has been producing granite for more than a century. It was acquired in 1969, and has been in intermittent operation since then.

Jonesboro is a “red” granite, with areas of dark pink or muted red predominant among smatterings of light pink and cream. Smoky quartz is generously distributed throughout the stone as well. It smooth even grain gives Jonesboro a polished, nearly flawless appearance.
Deer Isle- Quarry on Sunset Avenue, Stonington, Maine
Located on approximately 10 acres, this site was acquired in 1980. A hundred years ago, schooners carried granite from the quarries of this area of Maine across the Penobscot Bay and down the coast. Stone cut from this part of Maine during the mid-late 1800s can still be seen throughout Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

Deer Isle- is a buff-colored stone, with tones ranging from pale to deep. Large spots of widely spaced gray and cream, highlight its medium grain. Small flecks of black mica appear throughout the stone. With its subtle color and pattern, yet pronounced grain, Deer Isle- has a quiet presence.
Hopkinton Quarry on Lumber Street, Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Located on approximately 14 acres, this site has been in operation since 1984 and was acquired by Fletcher Granite in 1994.

Milford Pink has a subtle color, clearly evident in its finished surface. In the rough state, the pink shades to a warm light gray that distinguishes Milford from the more typical gray stock. The stone is flecked with black mica in a wide and irregular pattern. (Same as from Milford Quarry, Milford, Massachusetts)
Jonesboro Quarry (Gray) on Station Road, Jonesboro, Maine
Located on approximately 100 acres, this site was acquired in 1987. It is not open at this time.

For additional information, e-mail: info@fletchergranite.com

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