Phenix Marble 2018-01-23T16:37:56+00:00

A Century-Old Quarry, Revived.

In 1884, blasting during the construction of the Kansas City, Clinton, Springfield railroad uncovered a major limestone deposit in northern Greene County, Missouri, around the town of Phenix. For two decades, C.R. Hunt of Kansas City operated the new quarry as the Phenix Stone and Lime Company.

For the first three decades of the twentieth century, the Phenix quarry was one of the largest producers of cut stone and marble in the (then) West; it employed hundreds of people and produced more than 250,000 cubic feet of stone annually until it’s closure during the Great Depression.

Phenix Marble graces the walls of the trading room of the New York Stock Exchange, the portico steps of the White House and the grand entrance of the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, as well as myriad capitals, banks, train stations, grand hotels, museums, and other public and commercial buildings in the states between.

Re-opening in 2016, More than 100 years after the quarry was first opened, and around 75 years after its heyday as a marble producer, Phenix Marble Company is once again quarrying new material and processing it into slab.

Phenix Marble Varieties

We’re often asked how many colors of Phenix Marble we carry. Every block of Phenix Marble comes from the same quarry near Lake of the Ozarks, which produces only one color of marble. Although all the blocks are the same color, we are able to achieve different patterns or “veining” of slabs depending on how these blocks are oriented while being processed into slabs. Because of this variation in processing, we’re able to offer 4 different varieties of Phenix Marble; Napoleon Grey, Fleuri Dark, Fleuri Clear and Fleuri Fossiliferous. All 4 varieties are available in both a honed and brushed finish.

Napoleon Grey

Napoleon Gray

Sometimes referred to as “vein cut”, the original Napoleon Gray marble sheets are cut perpendicular to the ground, or “against the grain” exposing sedimentary layers of sea bed, leaving a beautiful veined appearance. Napoleon slabs are available in both the traditional honed or new brushed textures.

Fleuri Dark

Cut parallel to the ground, or “with the grain”, Fleuri slabs give a glimpse of what the sea bed looked like millions of years ago, oftentimes exposing fossilized sea life. Fleuri cut slabs typically have a softer, pillowy vein structure and are available in several varieties. Fleuri Dark slabs will have a soft dark vein present in the slab.  This dark veining appears when a darker sedimentary layer is exposed on the slab face.  Fleuri slabs are available in both the traditional honed and new brushed finishes.

Fleuri Dark
Fleuri Clear

Fleuri Clear

Cut parallel to the ground, or “with the grain”, Fleuri slabs give a glimpse of what the sea bed looked like millions of years ago, oftentimes exposing fossilized sea life. Fleuri cut slabs typically have a softer, pillowy vein structure and are available in several varieties. Fleuri Clear slabs have less dark veining within the slabs.  Clear Fleuri slabs are created by cutting in the lighter bands between dark sedimentary layers.  Fleuri slabs are available in both the traditional honed and new brushed finishes.

Fleuri Fossiliferous

Cut parallel to the ground, or “with the grain”, Fleuri Fossiliferous slabs give a glimpse of what the sea bed looked like millions of years ago, including a large variety of fossilized brachiopods and other sea life. Fleuri cut slabs typically have a softer, pillowy vein structure and are available in several varieties. Fleuri Fossiliferous slabs are available in both the traditional honed and new brushed finishes.

Fleuri Fossiliferous

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