Frequently Asked Questions

Why was the Stones of North America Website created?
The Stone of North America website was created to give architects, builders, designers, homeowners, and others shopping for natural stone an easy way to view and select locally sourced natural stone. Users can search natural stones by type, color, intended use, location, and distance from a project. Stones are displayed in vivid color and are showcased through stunning photos of their use in commercial and/or residential applications.

How many stones are represented?
The website includes the technical information for over 120 natural stones. Each stone image includes a short description of the stone and information about the quarry where it was mined.

How many quarries are represented?
Over 100 quarries are represented on the Stones of North America website and iPad app.

How do I gain access to the iPad version of Stone of North America?
The Stones of North America iPad app is available for free download on iTunes or the MIA website at: http://marble-institute.com/designprofessionals/sna.cfm. To navigate the companion website, visit: www.stonesofnorthamerica.com.

How do I get information about stones from my quarry featured?
The Stones of North America website is a service to the natural stone industry powered by the Marble Institute. Participation fees for quarries include:

  • MIA Members: $1000 for the first stone; $250 per additional stone
  • Non-Members: $1500 for the first stone; $250 per additional stone

To have your stone featured on the Stones of North America webpage and iPad app, please contact the Marble Institute at miainfo@marble-institute.com or by phone at 440-250-9222.