The Science & Art of Stone

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  • T H E S C I E N C E & A R T O F S TO N EC O L D S P R I N G G R A N I T E F I N I S H E S

  • As an architect, your skills range from a knowledge

    of engineering, materials science and economics

    to the environment, history and human behavior.

    Too much art and your design is impractical, too

    little vision and it risks feeling static and dull.

    Balancing science and art requires a combination

    of practicality and imagination, skill and vision.

    At Cold Spring Granite, were known for working

    with architects and doing whatever it takes to ensure

    that the final impression serves the design.

    In short: if you can design it, we can create it.

    First, choose from our broad palette of stone colors

    and then select from among our suite of standard

    and proprietary finishes. Regardless of what your

    design requiresfrom intricate patterns, ornate

    shapes and lavish detailing to monumental scale,

    historic accuracy and traditional appropriateness

    our blend of handcraftsmanship and automation

    will shape and finish the stone and bring your

    vision to life.

    The architects vision and the stone artisans craft:

    more than science and art, its what we share and

    where our disciplines meet.

    The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation

    commissioned Corky Clairmont to design a tribute

    to the men and women who currently serve, have

    served or have lost their lives in service to the

    United States. Located in Pablo, Montana, the war

    memorial would tell their story while honoring tribal

    history and culture.

    Corkys sketches, rife with symbolic imagery, were

    intricate in detail. No line was without meaning and

    each impression on the finished stone required an

    exact rendering or risk misrepresenting the story.

    Corky selected Mesabi Black for its color and texture.

    Working with his drawings, we began a sampling

    process to transfer them onto the stone. By fabricating

    a series of shadowing and colors we were able to

    faithfully render his sketches onto the stone.

    Throughout the fabricating process, Corky set up

    shop at our headquarters. Working hand in glove with

    our graphic designers, production team and project

    managers, the artistwith our artisanscompleted

    the ambitious project in record time.

    D E S I G N I N G A WA R M E M O R I A L N A R R AT I N G A P E O P L E S H I S TO RY

    S C I E N C E & A RT A R C H I T E C T U R E & S TO N E

    Corwin Corky Clairmont

    Celebrated contemporary artist

    Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Member

    The integrity, professionalism and friendliness of the people at

    Cold Spring Granite was the perfect combination of highly skilled

    stone artisans who performed their vital tasks with enthusiasm

    and a spirit that came from the heart.

    The memorial consists of 21 Mesabi Black stone panels

    Each panel varies in height, from 3'6" to 10'0"

    Finishes included Polish and Hone

    Graphical elements included hand carving, sculpting, sand- blasting and etching

  • HONEDIAMOND 8 SAWNMACHINE SMOOTH

    PACIFIC DIAMOND 10 TEXTURED BUSH-HAMMER DIAMOND 300

    POLISH VELVET DIAMOND GROUND

    THERMAL DIAMOND 100

    ROCK PITCH ROCKFACESPLITRUB & SAND DIAMOND 200DIAMOND SMOOTH

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    Cold Spring Granite offers a full line of graphical elements that not only defines

    your design in stone, but distinguishes it in gorgeous detail. From carving, etching and

    sandblasting to lettering and leafing to inlays of bronze, metal and stone, our master

    artisans work with you to apply a breadth of graphical elementsor create custom

    applicationsto meet the specifics of your design. Together, well fashion works of

    art that will stand the test of time.

    G R A P H I C A L E L E M E N T S

    POLISH

    A highly reflective, smooth finish that magnifies

    the stones natural appearance by illuminating the

    vibrant colors.

    DIAMOND 8

    This hone finish dramatically highlights the stones

    crystal structure while deepening its background hues.

    HONE

    Available only on limestone, this non-reflective,

    smooth finish draws out the stones natural colors

    and variations.

    VELVET

    A relatively smooth surface, this finish exhibits muted

    swirls and deep tones that accentuate its soft textures.

    PACIFIC

    This finish highlights the stones vibrant colors

    and crystals through a smooth surface textured

    in soft waves.

    DIAMOND SMOOTH

    This limestone finish is non-reflective and mutes

    the stones natural traits to create subtle contrasts

    and highlights.

    DIAMOND GROUND

    A coarse surface that is slightly rough to the touch,

    this finish mutes the appearance of the stones natural

    color and grain structures.

    MACHINE SMOOTH

    Accentuated with light swirls, the natural traits of

    the stone are masked by this process to understate

    its customary characteristics.

    SAWN

    The process of sawing leaves slight grooves, swirl

    marks and lines on the stones surface, softening its

    natural traits.

    RUB & SAND

    Semi-smooth and light in appearance, this finish

    creates a subtle contrast between the stones color

    and crystals.

    DIAMOND 10

    This finish richly highlights the stones reflective

    crystals, enhancing and contrasting with the depth

    of the darker colors.

    THERMAL

    Rough to the touch, this finish showcases the stones

    sparkling crystals against a lightened background.

    TEXTURED

    Both rough yet soft to the touch, this finish

    contrasts the vibrant crystals with the stones deep

    background colors.

    DIAMOND 100

    A semi-rough surface, this finish is textured to reveal

    vibrant colors in a deep, rich background.

    DIAMOND 200

    A consistent, coarse-textured surface that exposes the

    natural beauty of the stones crystals on a pronounced

    jagged background.

    BUSH-HAMMER

    Crystals are uniformly fashioned to create a light-on-

    dark stippled effect across this finishs coarse surface.

    DIAMOND 300

    A heavy water pressure treatment reveals the

    radiant crystals within the stones surface through

    a dramatically coarse texture.

    SPLIT

    A natural, jagged cleft-face design permeates this

    finish, with untrimmed edges that create a rugged

    effect throughout.

    ROCK PITCH

    Uniform ends contrast with this finishs dramatically

    rugged, crystal-laden surface.

    ROCKFACE

    A plugged and feathered process achieves the initial

    break, creating a natural cleft and concave surface that

    promotes an abundance of reflective crystals.

    Were on the cutting edge of natural stone finishes. Literally. Because for decades,

    Cold Spring Granite has developed and fine-tuned a variety of standard and

    proprietary finishes. Our comprehensive suite of standard finishesfrom the glossy,

    highly reflective Polish to the rough-hewn textures of our Diamond series to the

    smooth surface that Hone generates on limestoneis where youll discover a

    finish that perfectly conveys the inspiration behind your design.

    S TA N D A R D F I N I S H E S

  • TM

    Cold Spring Granite

    17482 Granite West Road

    Cold Spring, MN 56320-4578

    W W W . C O L D S P R I N G G R A N I T E . C O M / F I N I S H E S