Virtual Quarry Tour: Lyons Sandstone


Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm ET
Speakers: Lyons Sandstone quarry team
Tim Fenton, Gallegos Project Manager
Mark Eliot Rodgers, AIA & AUA, University Architect, University of Denver

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This one-hour virtual experience will feature an active sandstone quarry and allow you to see the stone in its original environment. Discover the history of the quarry in Lyons, Colorado, the geological components of the stone, and what makes it unique to this site. Stone professionals will provide technical information concerning stone installation, and you will discover creative applications and opportunities with a designer. Join us and connect with nature’s oldest building material!

Learning Objectives:

  • An overview of an operating sandstone quarry in Colorado and its history will highlight natural stone’s durability and sustainability and exemplify that utilizing natural stone in projects can benefit both user and nature.
  • Discover the geological composition of the sandstone harvested from an active quarry and the testing specifications available to ensure its properties are an accurate fit for certain installations and design.
  • By providing installation examples and recommendations from a technical stone professional, the attendee will gain an understanding of the stone’s attributes and its performance in specific environments for optimal performance.
  • An overview of the sandstone utilized in creative projects by a design professional will highlight aesthetic success in past installations and provide insight for future creative opportunities for the consumer.




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