Beauty through the ages
Rundle Rock was named by the stone masons who quarried it from the base of Mount Rundle in the late 19th century. The stone masons thought this visually attractive stone was easy to work with and suited to a wide array of uses. Its unique texture, distinct black and brown colours, variety of shapes and natural durability made Rundle Rock a popular commodity. Today, it continues to be popular for commercial and residential applications and is a favorite among, architects, designers, landscapers and masons. Established in 1960 by George Biggy Sr., Thunderstone Quarries remained a family run business for over 40 years. Today, Thunderstone is owned and operated by Resman Holdings Ltd.
Rundle Rock is a high quality sedimentary limestone that originated as fine grained, marine siltstone deposited on seabeds 245 million years ago. Ripple marks and fossil traces are common on many Rundle Rock surfaces.
Rundle Rock specialists
Based in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, just minutes from the world famous Banff National Park lies Thunderstone Quarries. For over 45 years Thunderstone Quarries has been the premier supplier of the scarce and highly sought after Rundle Rock. Used extensively in creating the internationally recognized Banff Springs Hotel, Rundle Rock has become a prominent feature in many architectural and landscaping projects including those by individual households.
Expertly harvested by Thunderstone Quarries in much the same way as stonemasons did more than 100 years ago, the rock is taken from the mountain and transformed into a variety of forms for use in housing detail, fireplaces, pathways, waterfalls, retaining walls and an endless array of landscaping options.
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