Extracted in the valley of Estours, a beautiful valley of the Ariège department in France, the Vert d'Estours marble has a fresh spring color. It is used in the decorative arts for the realization of fireplaces, pedestals of statuettes, shelfs of furniture pieces, etc.
Unlike the Campan marble, the Vert d'Estours marble has an ivory-colored background, and fine undulating veins. In the 19th century, it was exported to Belgium, Italy and Japan.
The marble of Estours always supplies the Vert d'Estours, the only marble still to be extracted in Ariège. In the past, these quarries also provided Turquin Blue and Breche Violette.
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