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Rocks and Minerals

Building Stones

A small collection of building stones was gathered by the BEG in the 1940s. It was part of their research to find economic minerals in the state and to select suitable building materials.

The slabs remain in the collection.

Walk the forty acres

Visit Texas Stone Quarries


Texas State Capitol

Image by the State Preservation Board
Visit their page to read more about this magnificent building.

The exterior of this structure was built with granite quarried only 50 miles away in the Llano uplift. The same granite theme is retained for the exterior of new state buildings in the vicinity.


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