Talk:Freestone (masonry)

Latest comment: 7 years ago by Geopersona

'Freestone' is not a geological term and does not (unlike say 'limestone' or 'sandstone') describe a particular sort of rock but is rather a term used in masonry and describes a character common to various rocks whereby they are readily carved and suitable for the uses to which they are put; typically ornamental work. It cannot therefore be said that they do or do not have a grain; some will, some will not. Nor should one suppose that just one sort of rock is used for this purpose in one country and perhaps another eg sandstone, elsewhere, as the text currently suggests. cheers Geopersona (talk) 17:46, 20 November 2016 (UTC)Reply