Item Number: DI12

Indiana limestone is a world-class dimension building stone quarried in south-central Indiana. Known to geologists as the Salem Limestone, to the stone industry as Indiana Limestone, and locally as Bedford stone or oolitic limestone, this unique material has dominated the national market as a premier building stone for almost two centuries.



Sturgeon, P.R., and Johnson, M.R., 2017, Indiana limestone: Indiana Geological and Water Survey Digital Information 12, available at https://igws.indiana.edu/IGSMap/IndianaLimestone.


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