Slate Types

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North Country Black

A top-quality, premium grade slate from the northern border region of Maine and Canada. A full 1/4" thick, and smooth in texture, this dark grey slate is very similar in quality and appearance to the legendary Unfading Black formerly quarried in Monson, Maine. 

Produced in Quebec, Canada.

Pennsylvania Black

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Pennsylvania Peach Bottom Black

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Pennsylvania Chapman

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Pennsylvania Cathedral Gray

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Pennsylvania Ribbon Black

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Spanish Black

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Rathscheck Cafersa Black

An unfading black slate, Rathscheck Black marries meticulous German craftsmanship with Spanish beauty and value. Produced by the Germany-based Rathscheck Group from a quarry in Spain, this lightly-textured slate is readily available and offers a great value.

Del Carmen

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Hebra

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La Bana

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Samaca 14

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Vermont Unfading Red

The one and only, true Unfading Red carries a price tag that reflects the limited deposits and difficult production of this exotic and extremely hard material. Brick red in color and one of the most durable slates known.

Produced in Washington County, New York.

Vermont Black

Dark grey and black tones alternate across the surface of this moderately textured and full thickness slate. Some weathering to brown will occur, typically in the lighter grey portions of the shingle.

Produced in Vermont.

Vermont Gray-Black

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Vermont Semi-Weathering Gray/Black

These slates show a medium grey colored background accented by black stripes at different orientations. Moderate weathering to buff and brown tones will appear over the surface of the slate.

Produced in Vermont.

Vermont Mottled Green & Purple

Green and purple combine to form unique patterns in each slate. Some roofing slates are mostly purple, while in others the green predominates. No two slates are exactly alike. 

Produced in Vermont.

Vermont Unfading Green

Ranging from shades of grey/green to bright green, this color-fast slate makes a distinctive roof by itself or can be installed with other colors to make patterns or natural blends. 

Produced in Vermont.

Vermont Unfading Royal Purple

A dark plum to maroon color identifies the Royal Purple slate. Occasional green marks appear on the surface of the slate and a small percentage of weathering to buff tones may occur.

Produced in Vermont.

Vermont Variegated Purple

This semi-weathering slate ranges from grey/purple through light to medium plum colors. Varying green markings may be present in the stone, and some weathering can be expected, especially in the lighter tones. This slate can range from smooth to medium texture.

Produced in Vermont

Vermont Semi-Weathering Gray/ Green

One of the most durable and plentiful of the Vermont slates. A pleasure to work with for the slate craftsman—cuttable and consistent. This stone is grey/green when freshly quarried and a naturally harmonious blend of greens, greys and buff after weathering.

Produced in Vermont.

Vermont Unfading Gray/ Green

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Virginia Burckingham

A classic, unfading grey/black slate with a rugged appearance and exceptional durability. Virginia Buckingham has subtle veining and markings, a medium texture cleft and a mica sheen characteristic of slate from this region. 

Produced in Buckingham County, Virginia.

Penrhyn Unfading Purple

This classic Welsh slate, known as ‘heather blue’ in the U.K., has dark plum coloring. It first arrived in the U.S. aboard sailing ships in the early 1800’s and still graces many historical buildings around the country today. A smooth and very durable stone, the Penrhyn Purple is a true unfading slate with virtually no green markings. 

Produced in Wales, U.K.

Cupa 3

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Cupa 12

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Cupa 14

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