New in our Stone Finder: DESERT BLEND, a sandstone with unique and striking layers, quarried by Las Vegas Rock company in Nevada near the glittering gambling city

Desert Blend sandstone from Las Vegas Rock.

Name of the stone: Desert Blend

Stone type: sandstone (meta-quartzite)

Color: brown, orange, red, burgundy, yellow, and more

Quarry location: Rainbow Quarries near Goodsprings, Nevada, about 32 miles south of Las Vegas at the base of Mount Potosi.

Desert Blend sandstone from Las Vegas Rock.

Description of the stone: Desert Blend is a sandstone transformed millions of years ago under high pressure and heat to a meta-quartzite. Its hardness and distinctive aesthetic result from this metamorphose.

Peculiarities of the stone: In addition to the colors, the stone has striking horizontal, diagonal or curving surface structures – sometimes all three in one single piece. These patterns make it much more expressive than a typical sandstone, appealing to those who seek a one-of-a-kind aesthetic.

Application: building exteriors and interiors, walls, landscaping, art pieces

Finishes: Honed, polished, windswept, split face

Certifications: Las Vegas Rock is the only Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certified stone to date, and the company obtained the certification in 2007.

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Desert Blend sandstone from Las Vegas Rock.

Company: Las Vegas Rock (LVR), a Nevada Corporation, was formed in May 1991 to produce and distribute decorative stone and related products. Our production generates zero waste, as everything that’s extracted is put to good use, from massive blocks down to pure sand. Anyone building ‘green‘ or involved in a LEED project can benefit by using our materials and gain additional advantages by our Cradle to Cradle certification.

Contact: 2 Prison Rd., Jean, NV 89019
Tel: +1 702 791-7625

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