ROCHESTER - Vermont Verde Antique, LLC, a serpentine stone
quarry in Rochester, Vt., is preparing to welcome the Marble
Institute of America's quarry tour for stone professionals in early
"This is the third time we have been part of the quarry tour. We
are excited to show our industry peers how we are opening up a new
quarry face, which is will insure the quarry is able to supply
stone to architects and designers for many more decades. Returning
visitors will notice a significant change in the area surrounding
the quarry," said quarry owner Thomas Fabbioli.
After tropical storm Irene the quarry supplied stone from
decades old debris piles to rebuild road beds and shore up river
banks. The result is improved on-site infrastructure, and the use
of what would have been waste stone, to improve Vermont's
Serpentine is often mistaken for marble or granite, but in fact
has unique and desirable qualities of both. The Rochester quarry's
dark green serpentine is sought for its white and light green
veining, and often contains subtle layered metallic highlights.
Unlike marble, serpentine is resistant to etching by acids, and is
as hard as some granites.
Vermont Verde Antique serpentine is used for residential
countertops, and throughout commercial buildings. Recent projects
include the Plaque Gallery at the Baseball Hall of Fame in
Cooperstown, NY, the exclusive Bay Club in San Francisco, CA, and
the Buffalo Federal Court House in Buffalo, NY. For more info visit