“Opening the 1763 quarry expands the range of colors and products we offer the market,” stated Ryan McLaughlin, Champlain’s Director of New Business Development. “The rugged earth tones and natural weathering of this stone perfectly complement environments in which our materials are often used. We are producing it in both rubble and sawn forms, including thin veneer from which a variety of architectural stone applications may be specified, including building veneer and landscaping applications.”
Champlain Stone introduces “1763 Granite,” a new granite line rich in character. The granite takes its name from a pivotal year in American history, when colonists felt the restrictions of the Proclamation of 1763 after the French and Indian War. “1763 Granite” captures that rustic American spirit with its classical and rugged appearance. Deep shaded areas of brown and amber characterize the hearty, weathered natural stone. When split-faced, the material exhibits a stunningly natural color range of blush and blue-grays in addition to offering a variety of white swirls and striations.