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  • NOTE regarding Georgia Geologic Survey Books: To obtain the publications listed below or request information on them from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Geologic Branch.
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  • Abstracts of Theses on Georgia Geology, Through 1974, Bulletin 89, compiled and edited by Falma Moye, 1976, 94 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Age and Origin of the Stone Mountain Granite, Lithonia District, Georgia,” by James A. Whitney, Lois M. Jones, and Raymond L. Walker, Geological Society of America Bulletin: Vol. 87, No. 7, pp. 1067–1077.
  • An accelerated Economic Minerals Program: A Proposal to Georgia Department of Natural Resources, MP-7, prepared by Economic Minerals Advisory Committee, 1984. (out of print) (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Annotated Bibliography of Georgia Geology, Through 1959, Bulletin 79, by H. R. Cramer, A. T. Allen, Jr., and J. G. Lester, 1967, 368 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Annotated Bibliography of Georgia Geology, 1960-1964, Bulletin 84, by H. R. Cramer, 1972, 110 pp., 2nd printing, 1979. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Annotated Bibliography of Georgia Geology, 1965-1970, Bulletin 90, by H. R. Cramer, 1976, 84 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Annotated Bibliography of Georgia Geology, 1971-1979, Bulletin 101, by H. R. Cramer, 1986, 310 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Areal report/reference on the granites and gneisses/building stone in Georgia, by T. L. Watson, Georgia Geological Survey, Bulletin 9 A, 1903. (Citation from Economic Geology of the United States, by Heinrich Ries, 1907.)
  • Areal report/reference on the marbles in Georgia, by McCallie, Georgia Geological Survey, Bulletin 1, 1894. (Citation from Economic Geology of the United States, by Heinrich Ries, 1907)
  • Asbestos, Talc and Soapstone Deposits of Georgia: Bull. Ga. Geol. Survey No. 29, by Oliver B. Hopkins, 1914, 319 pp.
  • Beauty in Stone: The Industrial Films of the Georgia Marble Company. (from the web site) “This orientation essay begins with brief summaries of the two digitized marble history movies--then subsequent sections provide additional contextual information about Georgia marble geology, the prehistoric and early historic uses of Georgia marble, the Georgia Marble Company, Georgia marble projects, Georgia marble quarrying and finishing processes, and related Vanishing Georgia images.
    • New Face on Capitol Hill (film/movie), presented by Georgia Marble Company, Georgia Department of Industry and Trade. Tourist Division. Promotional films on Georgia industry. RG 28-4-6, Georgia Archives, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia. (1961)

      “New Face on Capitol Hill is a fifteen-minute industrial film from 1961 that exhibits the labor and craftsmanship of Georgia Marble Company employees as they quarry, finish and carve Georgia marble for the reconstruction of east façade of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C....”

    • Producing America’s Buried Treasure (film/movie), Georgia Department of Industry and Trade. Tourist Division. Promotional films on Georgia industry. RG 28-4-6, Georgia Archives, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia. (1950-1959)

      “Producing America’s Buried Treasure is a twenty-one-minute industrial film from the 1950s on the history of the Georgia Marble Company and the company’s marble operations in Pickens County, Georgia, West Rutland, Vermont and Friendsville, Tennessee. Also documented in the film are the limestone and serpentine industries and their operations in Russellville, Alabama and Alberene, Virginia. The film begins by depicting Henry Fitzsimmons’ serendipitous discovery of the Long Swamp Valley marble vein in Pickens County, Georgia....”

  • Benditcha Sea Vuestra Memoria: Sephardic Jewish Cemeteries in the Caribbean and Eastern North America,” by David Mayer Gradwohl, in Markers XV, Association for Gravestone Studies, 1998. (Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, USA, Caribbean, Jamaica, Portugal, Virgin Islands)
  • Bibliography and Index of Georgia Geology, 1980 through 1982, OFR 84-5, American Geological Institute, 1983, 131 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Bibliography and Index of Georgia Geology, 1985-1987, OFR-90-1, 1989, 77 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Bibliography and Index of Georgia Geology, 1988-1991, OFR-92-4, 1992, 137 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Bibliography and Index of Georgia Geology, 1992-1994, OFR-96-1, Geo Ref Information System, 1996, 71 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Building in War Times” (World War I), in Stone, An Illustrated Magazine, July 1917.  (photo caption)  “Banking Office of Brown Bros. & Co., New York – At Hanover and Beaver Streets. Architects: Delano & Aldrich, New York. Built of Georgia white marble from the Georgia Marble Co.  General contractors: Marc Eidlitz & Son, New York.  Cut stone contractor: J. J. Spurr & Sons, Harrison, N.J.” pp. 357)
  • Bureau of the Census, Population Schedules, Stone Mountain District, DeKalb County, 1850-1920. (Georgia quarry-related information)
  • Bureau of the Census, Mines and Quarries General Reports, U.S Government Printing Office, Washington D.C.; 1922 and 1933. (Georgia quarry-related information)
  • Bureau of the Census, Mines and Quarries Special Reports of 1902, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington D.C., 1905. (Georgia quarry-related information)
  • The Carbonate Rocks in the Coosa Valley Area, Georgia, RT-14, by W. H. McLemore and V. J. Hurst, 1970, University of Georgia, Athens, 170 pp., 2nd printing 1998. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Catholic National Shrine in Marble” (pdf),Stone, Vol. XLVI, No. 7, July 1925, Stone Publishing Company, pp. 415-416.
  • Ceramic and Structural Clays, Shales, and Slates of Bartow County, Georgia, IC-64, by B. J. O'Connor, 1984, 163 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Ceramic and Structural Clays, Shales, and Slates of Murray County, Georgia, IC-70, by B. J. O'Connor, 1988, 81 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Ceramic and Structural Clays, Shales, and Slates of Polk County, Georgia, IC-71, by B. J. O'Connor, 1988, 130 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Ceramic and Structural Clays, Shales, and Slates of Walker County, Georgia, IC-72, by B. J. O'Connor, 1988, 158 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Ceramic and Structural Clays, Shales, and Slates of Whitfield County, Georgia, IC-73, by B. J. O'Connor, 1988, 86 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Ceramic and Structural Clays, Shales and Slates of Gordon County, Georgia, IC-69, by B. J. O'Connor, 1987, 106 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • The Common Rocks and Minerals of Georgia, IC-5, by L. Mitchell, 1935, 6 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Convincing Proof: Modern Examples in Georgia, Tate, Georgia: The Georgia Marble Co., 1925, 8 pp. (List of buildings and memorials which have been constructed wholly or in part with Georgia Marble. Includes list of prominent architects and sculptors.)
  • Correlation of Some Metamorphic Rocks in the Central Carolina Piedmont, by T. L. Kesler, Bull. Geol. Soc. Am., vol. 55, 1944. pp. 755-782.
  • Corundum Deposits of Georgia, Bulletin 2 of the State of Georgia Geological Survey, by Francis P. King, 1894, 133 pp.
  • Creole Beauties, Being A Collection of Specimens f Monumental Marble Designs., No. 7, Price List of Regal Beauties. No. 9, Georgia Marble Finishing Works, Canton, Georgia, 1907-1909, 16 pp. (Copy located in the Degolyer Library Collection in the “Trade Catalogs” section. Degolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.) [PDF]
  • "Current Technology in the Georgia Marble Industry," by N. Severinghaus, Jr., Min. Eng., Vol. 9, 1957, pp. 1341-1344.
  • Description of the Elllijay Quadrangle, Georgia-North Carolina-Tennessee; Ellijay Folio, by Laurence La Forge and W. C. Phalen, U. S. Geological Survey, Folio 187, 1913. 18 pp.
  • Diabase of the Georgia Piedmont, by J. G. Lester and A. T. Allen, Bull. Geol. Soc. Am., vol. 61, 1950, pp. 1217-1224.
  • Do-It-Yourself Immortality: Writing One's Own Epitaph,” by Karl S. Guthke, in Markers XX, pp. 110-153, Association for Gravestone Studies. (Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, USA, Crete, England, France, Italy, Germany, Samoa).
  • Dolomites and Magnesian Limestones in Georgia, IC-14, by A. S. Furcron, 1942, 30 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Early Gravestone Art in Georgia and South Carolina, by Diane Williams Coombs, Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1986. (Citation from the Association For Gravestone Studies publication.)
  • Eighteenth Century Gravestone Carvers of the Upper Narragansett Basin: Gabriel Allen,” by Vincent F. Luti, in Markers XX, Association for Gravestone Studies, 2003. (Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, South Carolina, USA)
  • Elberton Georgia Granite:  Geology and Industry Insights (PDF), Paul A. Schroeder and Gillis O. Allard, Department of Geology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, AAPG Foundation Trustee Associates Field Trip – October 26, 2010, 36 pp.
  • "Elberton Quarries Embrace New Technology," Elberton Graniteer, Elberton Granite Association, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 6-7.
  • Examples of Work in Georgia Marble, The Georgia Marble Co., Tate Georgia, 1925.
  • Excursions in Southeastern Geology, Vol. 1, by R.W. Frey, ed., 1980, 278 pp., published by American Geological Institute.
  • Excursions in Southeastern Geology, Vol. 2, by R.W. Frey, ed., 1980, 304 pp., published by American Geological Institute.
  • Field Excursion: The Georgia Marble District, GB-1, W. R. Power and E. H. Reade, for Southeastern Section, Geological Society of America, 1962, 21 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Field Excursion: Stone Mountain-Lithonia District, GB-2, by W. H. Grant, for southeastern Section, Geological Society of America, 1962, 21 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • The Flagstone Industry of Georgia, IC-12, by A. S. Furcron, 1940, revised 1964, 5 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Georgia, A State History, by Buddy Sullivan in association with The Georgia Historical Society,
    Hardcover, 2003, 208 pp.
  • Georgia Beauties:  Catalog Number Twenty-Two (pdf), The Georgia Marble Finishing Works, Builders of Fine Monuments, Canton, Georgia (no date of publication – possibly 1940s – catalog of cemetery monuments, urns, and vases)
  • The Georgia Historical Society’s Georgia Historical Marker Program Information Bulletin Board
  • “Georgia History in Pictures: The Story of the Georgia Marble Dynasty,” by Robert S. Davis in Georgia Historical Quarterly, Volume LXXXIX, Number 3 Fall 2005.
  • The (Georgia) Stone Industry,” excerpt from Geology of The Stone Mountain-Lithonia District, Georgia, by Leo Anthony Herrmann, Georgia State Division of Conservation, Department of Mines, Mining and Geology, Atlanta: 1954, pp. 80-122. 
  • Geologic Features of Eastern Pickens, Dawson, and Western Lumpkin Counties, Georgia, edited by John O. Costello, 37 th Annual Field Trip, Georgia Geological Society, October 12, and 13, 2002, Georgia Geological Society Guidebooks, Vol. 22, No. 1, October 2002.
  • Geologic Guide to Stone Mountain State Park, GG-4, by R. L. Atkins and L. G. Joyce, 1980, 29 pp., reprinted 1987. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Geologic Map of Georgia, Georgia Division of Mines, Mining and Geology, Scale 1:500,000, 1939.
  • "Geological and Topographical Features of the Region About Atlanta, Georgia," by C. W. Purington, Am. Geologist, Vol. 14, 1894, pp. 105-108.
  • Geology and Ground-water Resources of the Atlanta Area, Georgia, Bulletin 55, by S. M. Herrick and H. E. LeGrand, 1949, 124 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Geology and Ground-Water Resources of Crystalline Rocks, Dawson County, Georgia, IC-30, by C. W. Sever, 1964, 32 pp. (out of print) (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Geology and Mineral Resources Map Index of Georgia, IC-44, by D. E. Lawton and M. G. Pierce, 1972, 43 pp., reprinted 1981. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Geology of Crystalline Rocks, Dawson County, Georgia, Georgia Geological Survey Information Circular 30, Geology and Ground Water Resources of Crystalline Rocks, Dawson County, Georgia by Charles Sever 1964, 30 pp.
  • Geology of the Coastal Plain of Georgia, Bulletin 26 of the State of Georgia Geological Survey, by Otto Veatch and L. M. Stephenson, 1911, 463 pp.
  • Geology of the Crystalline Rocks of Georgia, Bulletin 58, by G. W. Crickmay, 1952, 56 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.).
  • The Geology of the Region Around Stone Mountain, Georgia, Ph.D. thesis, by J. G. Lester, University of Colorado, 1938.
  • Geology of the Stone Mountain-Lithonia District, Georgia, Bulletin 61, by L. A. Herrmann, 1954, 139 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Geology of Tate Quadrangle, Georgia, Bulletin 43, by W. S. Bayley, 1928, 170 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • The Georgia State Museum, IC-7, G. W. Crickmay and L. Mitchell, 1936, 2 pp. (out of print) (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Georgia’s Stone Mountain, by Willard Neal, Stone Mountain Memorial Association, 1970, 46 pp. (booklet)
  • Getting To Know Georgia: A Guide For Exploring Georgia’s History and Government, published by the Office of the Secretary of State Cathy Cox, updated June 2003. [PDF]
  • "Granite Outcrop Communities of the Piedmont Plateau in Georgia," by Madeline P. Burbanck and Robert B. Platt, Ecology  45, 1964, pp. 292-305.
  • Granite Poultry Grit:  Barre Aids the ‘Food For Victory’ Program” (pdf), by Paul Wood, Vermont Granite Museum, April 2012.

  • Granites and Gneisses of Georgia, Bull. Ga. Geol. Survey No. 9-A, by Thos. L. Watson, 1902, 367 pp.
  • "The Granitic Rocks of Georgia and Their Relationships," by T. L. Watson, Am. Geologist, Vol. 27, 1901, pp. 199-225.
  • Hand-book – Mineral Resources of Georgia, (PDF) by S. W. McCallie, State Geologist, 3rd ed., Atlanta, Georgia, 1923, 48 pp. (The subjects covered include: Asbestos, barites, bauxite, cements, chlorite, chromite, clays, coal, copper, corundum, feldspar, fluorspar, fullers earth, gold, granites, graphite, iron ores, limestones, manganese, marbles, marls, mica, ocher, potash-bearing slates, pyrite, road materials, sand and gravel, sericite, serpentine, slate, talc and soapstone, tripoli, mineral waters, artesian wells, water powers, and “Bulletins of the Geological Survey of Georgia” – as of 1923.)
  • High Magnesium Limestones and Dolostones of Northwest Georgia, Bulletin 126, by M. S. Freddell, 1995, 53 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Historic Bonaventure Cemetery: Photographs from the Collection of the Georgia Historical Society, by Amie Marie Wilson and Mandi Dale Johnson, 126 pp. (Citation from the Association For Gravestone Studies publication.)
  • Historic Oakland Cemetery (Atlanta, Georgia), by Tevi Taliaferro, Images of America series. 126 pp. (Citation from the Association For Gravestone Studies publication.)
  • Historical Sketch of the Geological Survey of Georgia, Bulletin 39, by H. S. Cave, 1922, 154 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Hower’s Lightning Slate Reckoner (1888/1904) (PDF) on 33 Practical Sizes Roofing Slate, being a complete and most convenient system of computing the amount in “squares” of any given number of slate…a very convenient ratio on each of the thirty-three different sizes for each two, three and four inches lap, mapping ninety-nine different ratios, together with rules and practical information, To Quarrymen, Operators on Slate, Slate-roofers and others, by F. M. Hower, Proprietor of the Peach Hill Slate Quarry and President of the Eagle Slate Company, Cherryville, Pennsylvania, 1884, 99 pp.

    Contents of this book include: “History of the Slate Industry,” “As to Cost of Maintenance and Repairs,” “How Slate are Put On,” “How to Measure a Roof,” “Punching,” “Slate as Siding,” “Weight of Slate,” “Slate” (dimensions), “Table of Ratios,” “How to Use the Tables,” and “Number of Squares in a plane Roof.”

  • The Industrial Minerals of Georgia, by Garland Peyton, Director, Department of Mines, Mining & Geology, and Geological Provinces of Georgia and Their Principal Mineral Resources, by A. S. Fureron, Assistant State Geologist. (Reprinted from Short Contributions to the Geology, Geography and Archeology of Georgia, Georgia Geological Survey, Bulletin No. 56, 1950.)
  • Introduction to South Georgia Minerals Program, PR-1, by J. E. Husted, A. S. Furcron, and Federick Bellinger, 1966, 15 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Lasting Memorials of Artistic Beauty, Design Book No. 108 (pdf), Universal Monument Company, Atlanta, Georgia, 1920’s. (See the Price List of Marble and Granite Monuments in Design Book No. 108 below.)  (Note: This is a very large document.)
Front cover of Lasting Memorials of Artistic Beauty, Design Book No. 108, Universal Monument Co., Atlanta, GA, 1920s Title page of Lasting Memorials of Artistic Beauty, Design Book No. 108, Universal Monument Co., Atlanta, GA, 1920s Cemetery stone design 9010 in Lasting Memorials of Artistic Beauty, Design Book No. 108, Universal Monument Co., Atlanta, GA, 1920s

Front cover of Lasting Memorials of Artistic Beauty, Design Book No. 108, 1920s

Title Page

Design 9010

  • Limestones and Cement Materials of North Georgia, Bulletin 27, by T. P. Maynard, 1912, 296 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Limestone and Marls of the Coastal Plain of Georgia: Bull. Ga. Geol. Survey No. 21, by J. E. Brantly, 1916, 300 pp.
  • A Location Guide for Rockhounds, (PDF) Collected by Robert C. Beste, PG, St. Louis, Missouri: Hobbitt Press, 2nd ed., December 1996, 148 pp. (Includes chapters on “Mineral Locations by State,” “Appendix and Glossary,” and “Bibliography.”)
  • Machines Used in Quarrying Limestone in Georgia in A Report on the Limestones and Marls of the Coastal Plain of Georgia, Bulletin 21, 1910, by J. E. Brantly, Assistant State Geologist, Geological Survey of Georgia, Atlanta, GA: The Blosser Co., 1916, pp. 243-286)
  • "'The Man Who Builded on a Rock Was Wise': The Genesis of Elberton's Granite Industry, 1882-1900," by Clay Ouzts, Georgia Historical Quarterly 86 (winter 2002): 587-616.
  • Mantle, Entrance Door and Trim Treatments in Georgia Marble, Designed by I. Moscowitz, Consulting Architect, The Georgia Marble Company, The Georgia Marble Company, Tate Georgia.
  • Marbles of Georgia, Bulletin 1, by S. W. McCallie, State of Georgia Geological Survey, 1894, 87 pp.
  • Marbles of Georgia: Bull. Ga. Geol Survey No. 1, 2nd ed., by S. W. McCallie, 1907, 126 pp.
  • Methods Used to Assess the Occurrence and Availability of Ground Water in Fractured-Crystalline Bedrock: An Excursion into Areas of Lithonia Gneiss in Eastern Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, Compiled by Lester J. Williams, U.S. Geological Survey, October 2003, pp. 58.
  • The Mineral Industry of Georgia, 1991, C-3, by S. W. Sikich and B. J. O'Connor, 1993, U. S. Bureau of Mines, 12 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Mineral Resources Maps for Georgia available for the years 1969, 1976, and 1977. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Mineral Resources of Georgia: Bull. Ga. Geol. Survey No. 23, by S. W. McCallie, 1910, 208 pp.
  • Mineral Resources of the Appalachian Region, Geological Survey Professional Paper 580, United States Geological Survey and the U. S. Bureau of Mines, Washington: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1968, 492 pp. (Covers these states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.)
  • Minerals of Georgia: Their Properties and Occurrences, Bulletin 92, by R. B. Cook, 1978, 189 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Mining Directory of Georgia (21st edition), C-2, compiled by B. J. O'Connor and A. Giles, 1998, 92 pp.; 1 plate 1:2,000,000, Mineral Resources of Georgia. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Monuments of Enduring Beauty (pdf), Universal Monument Company, Atlanta Georgia, 1920s.
    Monuments of Enduring Beauty, Universal Monument Co., 1920s (front cover) “Here, in this plant, are created our memorials of enduring beauty, ” 1920s (frontispiece)

    Monuments of Enduring Beauty, Universal Monument Co., 1920s (front cover)

    “Here, in this plant, are created our memorials of enduring beauty, ” 1920s (frontispiece)

  • The Murphy Syncline in the Tate Quadrangle, Georgia, Bulletin 75, by William Fairley, 1965, 71 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • New Face on Capitol Hill (film/movie), presented by Georgia Marble Company, Georgia Department of Industry and Trade. Tourist Division. Promotional films on Georgia industry. RG 28-4-6, Georgia Archives, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia. (1961)

    “New Face on Capitol Hill is a fifteen-minute industrial film from 1961 that exhibits the labor and craftsmanship of Georgia Marble Company employees as they quarry, finish and carve Georgia marble for the reconstruction of east façade of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C....”

    • Beauty in Stone: The Industrial Films of the Georgia Marble Company (film/movie) (from the web site) “This orientation essay begins with brief summaries of the two digitized marble history movies--then subsequent sections provide additional contextual information about Georgia marble geology, the prehistoric and early historic uses of Georgia marble, the Georgia Marble Company, Georgia marble projects, Georgia marble quarrying and finishing processes, and related Vanishing Georgia images.
  • Northwest Georgia Areas Mines, Quarries, and Prospects, RM-11, Georgia Geologic Survey in cooperation with Tennessee Valley Authority, 1946, scale 1:250,000 (not available from the Georgia Geologic Survey) (Satellite Series) (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • The Official History of Elbert County: 1790-1935, by John H. McIntosh, Atlanta: Cherokee, 1968.
  • Oglesby Blue Granite Mausoleum Catalog (PDF), Oglesby Granite Quarries, Elberton, Georgia, 1937.
  • "On The Occurrence of Aplite, Pegmatite, and Tourmaline Bunches in the Stone Mountain Granite of Georgia," by T. L. Watson, Jour. Geol., Vol. 10, 1902, pp. 186-193.
  • Our Building Stone Supply” (pdf)  (Quarrying in the eastern United States circa 1887), from the Scientific American:  A weekly journal of practical information, art, science, mechanics, chemistry, and manufactures, New York, Vol. LVI.  No. 2 (new series), January 8, 1887.
  • A Part of the Granites and Gneisses of Georgia, Bulletin 9 of the State of Georgia Geological Survey, by Thomas L. Watson, 1902, 367 pp.
  • Personality In Memorials, Marker Catalog No. 106, Comolli Granite Co., Elberton, Georgia (no date of publication)
Front page of "Personality in Memorials, Marker Catalog No. 106," Comolli Granite Co., Elberton, Georgia Page 2 of Personality in "Memorials, Marker Catalog No. 106," Comolli Granite Co., Elberton, Georgia Page 17 of Personality in "Memorials, Marker Catalog No. 106," Comolli Granite Co., Elberton, Georgia

Front page of Personality in Memorials, Marker Catalog No. 106, Comolli Granite Co., Elberton, Georgia

Page 2 of Personality

Page 17 of Personality

  • Physical Geology of Georgia, Bulletin 42, by L. LaForge, C. W. Cooke and others, 1925, 189 pp. (out of print) (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Potential Source for Crushed Granite Aggregate in Heard County, Georgia, GR-3, by R. L. Atkins and R. D. Dickerson, 1981, 6 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • A Preliminary Report on the Corundum Deposits of Georgia, Bulletin 2, by F. P. King, 1894, 133 pp. (out of print) (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • A Preliminary Report on a Part of the Granites and Gneisses of Georgia, Bulletin 9A, by T. L. Watson, Assistant Geologist, 1902, 368 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • A Preliminary Report on the Marbles of Georgia, Bulletin 1, by S. W. McCallie, 1894, 2nd ed. 1907, 126 pp. (This book is available on Google Books – Full View Books.)
  • A Preliminary Report on a Part of the Roads and Road Building Materials of Georgia, Bulletin 3, by S. W. McCallie, 1901, 264 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Price List of Marble and Granite Monuments in Design Book No. 108 (pdf), Universal Monument Company, Atlanta, Georgia, 1920s. (Price list for Lasting Memorials of Artistic Beauty, Design Book No. 108, above.)
    Front cover of Price List of Marble & Granite Monuments for the Universal Monument Co. Lasting Memorials of Artistic Beauty, Design Book No. 108, 1920s

    Front cover of Price List of Marble & Granite Monuments for the Universal Monument Co. Lasting Memorials of Artistic Beauty, Design Book No. 108, 1920s

  • "Problems in the Quarrying of Lithonia Georgia Granite," by Nelson Severinghaus, Geological Survey of Georgia, Bulletin 56, 1950, pp. 80-85.
  • Proceedings of the Symposium of the Economic Geology of the Southeastern Industrial Minerals, Bulletin 120, S. M. Pickering, editor, 1991, 69 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Producing America’s Buried Treasure (film/movie), Georgia Department of Industry and Trade. Tourist Division. Promotional films on Georgia industry. RG 28-4-6, Georgia Archives, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia. (1950-1959)

    “Producing America’s Buried Treasure is a twenty-one-minute industrial film from the 1950s on the history of the Georgia Marble Company and the company's marble operations in Pickens County, Georgia, West Rutland, Vermont and Friendsville, Tennessee. Also documented in the film are the limestone and serpentine industries and their operations in Russellville, Alabama and Alberene, Virginia. The film begins by depicting Henry Fitzsimmons’ serendipitous discovery of the Long Swamp Valley marble vein in Pickens County, Georgia....”

  • Public Stones in The Vicinity of Fountain Square, Cleveland Ohio: A Walking Tour in Celebration of Earth Science Week 2000, Tour Leader: R. A. Davis, October 14, 2000. [PDF]
  • Public Stones in The Vicinity of Public Square, Cleveland Ohio: A Walking Tour in Celebration of Earth Science Week 2000, Tour Leader: Joseph T. Hannibal, October 13, 2000. [PDF]
  • Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, C-1, edited by L. Toogood, 24th edition, 1998, 50 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Public Roads of Georgia, Second Report: Bull. Ga. Geol. Survey No. 24, by S. W. McCallie, 1910, 36 pp.
  • Public Roads of Georgia: Bull. Ga. Geol. Survey No. 28, by S. W. McCallie, 1912, 12 pp.
  • Quarries as Emergency Reservoirs in the Greater Atlanta Region, OFR-92-2, by M. H. Hall, 1992, 15 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • A Report on the Asbestos, Talc and Soapstone Deposits of Georgia, Bulletin 29, by O. B. Hopkins, 1914, 319 pp. (out of print) (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • A Report on the Limestones and Cement Materials of North Georgia, Geological Survey of Georgia, Bulletin No. 27, by T. Poole Maynard, Charles T. Byrd, 1912, 293 pp. (Information on limestones, slate, and building stones.)
  • A Report on the Limestones and Marls of the Coastal Plain of Georgia, Bulletin 21, by J. E. Brantly, 1916, 291 pp. (out of print) (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Report on the Slate Deposits of Georgia, Bulletin 34, by H. K. Shearer, 1918, 192 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Roads and Road-Building Materials of Georgia: Bull. Ga. Geol. Survey No. 8, by S. W. McCallie, 1901, 264 pp.
  • "Rocks to Riches or How Granite Has Benefitted DeKalb," paper presented to DeKalb Historical Society by Gaines Brewster, 1974. (Georgia quarry-related article)
  • The Romance of Georgia Marble, by Jerome G. Daneker, Baltimore - New York: Thomsen-Ellis Co., 79 pp.
  • Rural Southern Gravestones: Sacred Artifacts in the Upland South Folk Cemetery,” by Donald Gregory Jeane, in Markers IV, pp. 55-84, Association for Gravestone Studies. (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, USA)
  • "Seven Men Meet Death and Six Are Injured," Anonymous Author, Atlanta Constitution, 1 March 1929. (Georgia quarry-related article)
  • "She's Comin' Round the Mountain," Anonymous Author, Atlanta Journal, 25 April 1942. (Georgia quarry-related article)
  • Short Contributions to the Geology, Geography, and Archaeology of Georgia, Bulletin 56, 1950, 160 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Short Contributions to the Geology, Geography, and Archaeology of Georgia, Bulletin 60, (No. 2), 1953, 336 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Short Contributions to the Geology of Georgia, Bulletin 93, by P. A. Platt, editor, 1978, 104 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Slate Deposits of Georgia: Bull. Ga. Geol. Survey No. 34, by H. K. Shearer, 1918, 192 pp.
  • "Slate in Georgia," by T. P. Maynard, Geol. Survey Georgia Bull. 23, 1910, pp. 183-186.
  • "Slates of the Rockmart Formation in Georgia," by C. W. Hayes, Geologic Atlas, United States, Folio 78, United States Geological Survey, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1902.
  • Special Granite Designs in the Famous Pride of Elberton Blue Granite, Design Book No. 16 & Price List for Special Granite Designs, No. 16-H (pdf), 1920’s.  (Monument catalog and price list for Elberton Blue Granite monuments from Georgia)
Special Granite Designs in the Famous Pride of Elberton Granite, Design Book No. 16 (front cover) One of the monuments in the "Special Granite Designs in the Famous Pride of Elberton Granite, Design Book No. 16" monument catalog - Georgia Price List for Special Granite Designs, No. 16-H (front cover - Georgia)

Special Granite Designs in the Famous Pride of Elberton Granite, Design Book No. 16 (front cover)

One of the monuments in the Special Granite Designs in the Famous Pride of Elberton Granite, Design Book No. 16 monument catalog

Price List for Special Granite Designs, No. 16-H (front cover)

Front cover of the Stone Mountain Granite Corporation booklet Stone Mountain Granite Corp. power plant, cutting sheds, blacksmith shops, & crushing plant (ca. 1914) Interior of Cutting Plant No. 1

Front cover of the Stone Mountain Granite Corporation booklet
(ca. 1914)

Stone Mountain Granite Corp. power plant, cutting sheds, blacksmith shops, & crushing plant (ca. 1914)

Interior of Cutting Plant No. 1
(ca. 1914)

  • Stratigraphy, Structure, and Metamorphism East of the Murphy Syncline: Georgia-North Carolina, GB-17, by R. D. Dallmeyer, P. S. Courtney, and R. M. Wooten, for Georgia Geological Society, 1978, 74 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Subsurface Basement Rocks of Georgia, Bulletin 76, Charles Milton and V. J. Hurst, 1965, 56 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • The Technology of Marble Quarrying, U. S. Bureau of Mines Bulletin 106, by Oliver Bowles, Washington: Government Printing Office, 1916.
  • Tributes in Stone and Lapidary Lapses: Commemorating Black People in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century America,” by Angelika Krüger-Kahloula, Markers VI: pp. 32-100, Association for Gravestone Studies. (Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, USA)
  • Twelfth Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals (1976), IC-49, 1978, 78 pp. (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • Universal Monument Company, Atlanta, Georgia (1920s)
    • For stone samples, business correspondence form, et al. on this company, go to the “Universal Monument Company – Manufacturers of High Grade Monuments” section of our web site.
    • Monuments of Enduring Beauty (pdf), Universal Monument Company, Atlanta Georgia, 1920s.
      Monuments of Enduring Beauty, Universal Monument Co., 1920s (front cover) “Here, in this plant, are created our memorials of enduring beauty, ” 1920s (frontispiece)

      Monuments of Enduring Beauty, Universal Monument Co., 1920s (front cover)

      “Here, in this plant, are created our memorials of enduring beauty, ” 1920s (frontispiece)

    • Lasting Memorials of Artistic Beauty, Design Book No. 108 (pdf), Universal Monument Company, Atlanta, Georgia, 1920’s.  (Note, this is a very large document.)
Front cover of Lasting Memorials of Artistic Beauty, Design Book No. 108, Universal Monument Co., Atlanta, GA, 1920s Title page of Lasting Memorials of Artistic Beauty, Design Book No. 108, Universal Monument Co., Atlanta, GA, 1920s Cemetery stone design 9010 in Lasting Memorials of Artistic Beauty, Design Book No. 108, Universal Monument Co., Atlanta, GA, 1920s

Front cover of Lasting Memorials of Artistic Beauty, Design Book No. 108, 1920s

Title Page

Design 9010

    • Price List of Marble and Granite Monuments in Design Book No. 108 (pdf), Universal Monument Company, Atlanta, Georgia, 1920s. (Price list for Lasting Memorials of Artistic Beauty, Design Book No. 108, above.)
      Front cover of Price List of Marble & Granite Monuments for the Universal Monument Co. Lasting Memorials of Artistic Beauty, Design Book No. 108, 1920s

      Front cover of Price List of Marble & Granite Monuments for the Universal Monument Co. Lasting Memorials of Artistic Beauty, Design Book No. 108, 1920s

  • Urban Geology Field Trip, Atlanta, Georgia, MP-6, W. H. McLemore, 1980, in cooperation with U. S. Geological Survey and American Planning Association, 15 pp. (out of print) (From Circular 1, Publications of the Georgia Geologic Survey, 2000, Department of Natural Resources.)
  • “A Walk Through History: A Look at Georgia ’s Architectural Heritage,” by Drury Warren, in Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine, Spring, 1985, pp. 34.
  • "Weather Pits in Granite of the Southern Piedmont," by L. L. Smith, Jour. Geomorph. vol. 4, 1941. pp. 117-127.
  • "Weathering of Granitic Rocks of Georgia," by T. L. Watson, Bulletin Geol. Soc. America, Vol. 12, 1901, pp. 93-108.
  • Why Georgia Marble is Better: The Question Of Material, The Georgia Marble Co., Tate Georgia, circa 1925.
  • Yesterday, Today, and Forever: The Story of Georgia Marble, (PDF) Georgia Marble Company, 31 pp. (Used with permission of the Georgia Marble Company.)

Stone Carvers, Stone Cutters, etc.

  • Don Dougan, Sculptor, whose studio is located north of Atlanta, Georgia. Don Dougan creates his pieces for stone quarried in many different locations including: Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Italy, Vermont, Spain, Belgium, France, etc. If you would like to see more of his more recent pieces, click on the bar near the bottom of the page to view works from such stone as Indiana limestone; marble from Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas; and several types of stone from Italy.
  • The Life of a Quarry Worker,” (PDF) presented by Stone Mountain Park.

    This post trip activity document includes the following sections: Background information on Georgia granites and granite-gneisses, Historical Overview (Quarrying on Stone Mountain, the Stone Mountain granite Company, the Stone Mountain Granite Corporation, wages for quarrymen, the stone cutters’ union), Quarrying Methods, Sources, & Crystals, Minerals, and Rocks.

  • Mary R. Reynolds Woodall (deceased), Elberton, Georgia, Stone Carver and past co-owner of J & B Granite Company in Elberton, Georgia. The following is an excerpt from Mary Woodall’s obituary. (The name of the publication and date are not known.)

    “Mrs. Mary Ruth Reynolds Woodall, 51, 1662 Middle Road, Elberton, died Friday, February 4, 2000, after several weeks of declining health. A native of Elbert County, she was a daughter of the late J.C. and Geneva Fowler Reynolds. She was the first woman stone cutter in Elberton and was previous co-owner of J&B Granite Company.”

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