Slate quarries and resources of historic New England.
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New England Slate Quarries

Slate has always been known as a versatile building material with many architectural and artistic uses, from roof shingles, to flooring and paving tiles, to gravestone and cemetery markers. A few workable slate deposits were discovered in the Boston area in the earliest days of colonial New England, and many more quarries have been opened since.

Historic descriptions of New England slate deposits may be found in the following entries from Hayward's New England Gazetteer of 1839:


Maine Slate


New Hampshire Slate


Vermont Slate


Massachusetts Slate


Connecticut Slate



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