A high density limestone, New Yangtze Limestone is quarried in the Yangtze River Valley near the source of its ancient relative, Antique Yangtze Limestone, so they blend seamlessly in projects. Yet, New Yangtze Limestone is darker and more consistent in color, with small crystalline inclusions and occasional white veins. Ancient fossils visible throughout the stone confirm the natural history and variation to the final product.

Its true beauty appears through the light tooling marks of our hand finishes, which accentuate the deep chocolate tones of this eye-catching stone. 

The popularity of New Yangtze Limestone is based its multiple applications, It's particularly striking in oversized architectural elements such as lintels, sills and stair blocks, and works equally well on all pavements, being much cooler underfoot than sandstone or granite.

Recommended Uses

Pavers, veneer, stair blocks, quoins, coping/caps, curbs, sills/lintels, carved objects, columns, sinks/tubs, slabs, cobblestones


New Yangtze Limestone accepts finishes on all faces. It must be mortar set as its strong, primary grain can cause edges to chip under pressure. For veneer, it may be mortar set with an exposed or raked joint or set more tightly in the wedge mortar method.

Min thickness 0.75" / 20mm
Min thickness 1" / 25mm
Bush Hammer
Min thickness 1.5" / 38mm
Fine Adze
Min thickness 1.5" / 38mm
Coarse Adze
Min thickness 2" / 50mm
4 Point Stalk
Min thickness 1.25" / 32mm
2 Point Stalk
Min thickness 1.25" / 32mm
Min thickness 3" / 75mm
Min thickness 3" / 75mm
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Material Specifications and Technical Data

Get access to material specifications and ASTM technical data for New Yangtze Limestone by viewing the tables below or downloading the brochure.




As you'd expect in a natural product, stone does vary in colour and texture, even in the same quarry block. That's what makes stone so unique.
We recommend using the images on our website to initially chose the colour, texture and look you prefer, then talk to us to see our current samples. Mockups are also a great option before making your final decision. We strive to provide a product of the highest quality, but please remember it's stone, not paint. The colour and texture of the next layer in the quarry was defined millions of years ago.

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