Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Store carries slate from 42 quarries.(Business Outlook)

Byline: Inside Retail Charlotte Balcomb Lane Of the Journal

A new store in Albuquerque specializes in slate and quartzite for floors, showers, spas, fireplaces, counters and wall coverings. The company also carries slate roof tiles, which are fireproof and very durable.

Albuquerque Slate & Stone opened June 23 at 1216 Fourth NW, said general manager Salomon Zamora.

Zamora said the company carries slate from 42 quarries around the world, including ones in China, India, South Africa, Spain and Brazil. Stone from each quarry has an individual texture and color, from dark gray to russet to deep green to purple.

Quartzite contains mica, which can give the stone a slight sparkle. …

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