Further information
State, federal and other resources

Amoco Building (now Aon Center), in Chicago, IL, is faced with 670,000 square feet of  Mt. Airy granite The building is over 1,100 feet high. 

Concord polished syenite facing the First Citizens Bank building, Raleigh, NC. 

Thank you for taking our tour about building stones in North Carolina. For further information, contact the North Carolina Geological Survey by telephone at 919.733.2423 or visit our offices located at 512 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27604-1148. You can also reach us by mail at 1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1612. Here are suggestions for further information:

North Carolina Geological Survey

Councill, R. J., 1954, Commercial rocks of the Carolina Slate Belt, North Carolina Geological Survey, Information Circular 12,  30p.

Councill, R.J., 1954, The commercial granites of North Carolina, North Carolina Geological Survey, Bulletin 67,  59p.

Carpenter, P.A., III, 1983, Building stones of North Carolina: North Carolina Geological Survey, 16 page brochure.

Carpenter, P.A., III, 2001, Building stone use in historical and modern architecture of downtown Raleigh, North Carolina -- a walking tour, in Hoffman, Charles W. (editor), Field trip guidebook, 50th annual meeting of the Southeastern Section, Geological Society of America, Raleigh, NC, April, 2001, p. 119-134.

1985 Geologic Map of North Carolina - North Carolina Geological Survey is located on the Internet at: http://gis.enr.state.nc.us/sid/bin/index.plx?client=zGeologic_Maps&site=9AM


U.S. Geological Survey

D'Agostino, John, P., and Rowe, Jr., William D., 1986, Mineral Occurrences of the Charlotte 1o x 2o Quadrangle, North Carolina and South Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map, Map MF-1793, scale 1:250,000.

Espenshade, G. H., Rankin, D.W., Shaw, K. Wier, and Neuman, R.B., 1975, Geologic map of the East Half of the Winston-Salem Quadrangle, North Carolina-Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Map, Map I-709-B, scale 1:250,000.

Goldsmith, Richard, Milton, Daniel J., and Horton, Jr., 1988, Geologic Map of the Charlotte 1o x 2o Quadrangle, North Carolina and South Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series, Map I-1251-E, scale 1:250,000.



Dietrich, Richard V., 1961, Petrology of the Mount Airy "Granite," Bulletin of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Engineering Experiment Station Series No. 144, Vol. LIV, No., 63p.

Power, W. Robert, 1994, "Stone, Dimension," in Donald D. Carr, Senior Editor, Industrial Minerals and Rocks, 6th edition, Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc.: Littleton, CO, pp. 987-1001.

Concord syenite (top left), Mt. Airy granite (top right),Salisbury pink (central left), Salisbury white (central right), argillite (lower left), and flagstone (lower right).