Creeton Hard White Limestone at Creeton Quarry, Lincolnshire
A medium grained, uniform freestone with a consistent creamy white colour. Jurassic Limestone for a full range of internal and external building products
A beautiful pale white limestone in appearance with minimal fossil content, Creeton Hard White will bring a touch of warmth and elegance to your home or project.
A full range of internal uses and features are possible. From shower trays and basins for bathrooms or wet rooms, polished honed flooring and worktops for kitchens and utility rooms to elegantly carved fireplaces and staircases for a living room, boot room or hallway. CHW will add that warmth and sheen whilst reflecting the light of its surroundings.
Used alongside the Silverbed, a full range of external masonry elements and building stones are possible providing a beautiful natural finish to the exterior of your project.
The bed produces some of the largest limestone blocks in the quarry with blocks usually found weighing over 10 tons with a bed height between 1 – 1.3 metres and are readily available. Get in touch
Petrographic Description and Mineral Examination
Creeton Hard White limestone is pale cream in colour with some grains exhibiting a slightly darker orange colour. The fabric was dominantly Oolitic with a few broken bioclastic fragments visible. Most constitutes appeared to be micritic and held within a sparite cement.
In thin section the stone is dominated primarily of ooliths up to 2mm wide and peloids. Many were seeded with this comprising a fossil fragment or intraclast, and showed a concentric structure.
Composition was micritic with many showing fine iron grains within their texture. Elongate and broken fragments of bivalve fossils were also noted with these often consisting of fibrous calcite with micritic margins.
A low level of compaction has been observed with finer fragments and ooliths infilling between coarser particles. A coarse sparite cement enclosed all the costituents with only very few open pore spaces remaining. Based on the mineralogy identified the limestone has been given the classification of Oolitic Limestone.
UK delivery of our hard white limestone
In conjunction with our other quarries operated by Johnston Quarry Group, delivery can be arranged throughout most of mainland Britain. If you require further advice, information or specification on this product please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Creeton Quarry, Counthorpe, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG33 4QG
For more information please contact the site office: +44 (0) 1780 410 202
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