The Mauzens’ quarry
The Mauzens’ stone is one of the most beautiful natural stones of the Dordogne. Its straw yellow color and its fine grain have made its reputation of cut stone. It has been used since the 18th century for the construction of various monuments (castles, viaducts, administrative buildings, bourgeois houses). The current perfect state of these structures showcases the excellent quality of the stone and its good resistance against bad weather.
The Mauzens’ quarry, opened in 1992 by the SAS Lafaure, is an underground quarry with 40 ha of surface area, providing substantial reserves. Powerful and sophisticated shearers allow the extraction of rough blocks of stone sent later to our workshop in La Douze.
Noble and warm material, it is cut and sculpted for the of building construction or renovation as well as for the creation of portal's pillars, columns, cornices, balustrades, fountains and basins, benches and tables, fireplaces etc.
|Other denomination||Yellow Stone from Périgord|
|Establishment||Mauzens et Miremont municipality|
|Department||24 - Dordogne|
|Nature||Sandstone bioclastic limestone - Cretaceous (Coniacien)|
|Geological age||The secondary era – Coniacien – Age: 88 million of years.|
|Physical aspect||Sandstone bioclastic limestone with fine grain, fairly homogeneous. Fragment of fine shelly debris with a lighter hue and light veining. There are 2 or 3 levels depending on the homogeneity and fineness of the grain.|
|Common uses||Massive stone masonry and stonework / Wall covering|