Sprague Stone is a family–run business

Originally acquired by Sarah Smith in 1897, the quarry now operated by Sprague Stone has been a provider of buff stone for over one-hundred years. Three venture partners from the Sprague family purchased the quarry in 1985, and it is operated today by Matt and Amanda Sprague.

What makes buff stone so special?

Colorado buff sandstone works and shapes well with hammer and chisel, and has a smooth surface. The stone also has a high silica content, giving it a high sparkle.

What about breaking strength?

The stone tests between 20,000 and 25,000 PSI. The only stones to test stronger are granite and bluetop red sandstone.

What can I build with it?

Colorado buff stone can be used for a number of applications including foundations, wall veneers and sidewalks. Our customers have also used it for pools, fireplaces and custom mailbox enclosures.

Can I get a sample of buff stone?

Absolutely. Check out the pictures of our natural stone, then head on over to our contact form and give us your information. We’ll get back to you promptly and arrange to send a sample with the USPS.

Finished Buff Stone Projects

Side view of the Castle house, with Colorado buff stone facade. Loveland, Colorado.

The Castle House

Loveland, CO

Colorado buff stone at Village at Southlands, Loveland, Colorado.

Village at Southlands

Loveland, CO
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Fairway Ridge Townhomes

Fairway Ridge

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Wheatland

Wheatland

Loveland, CO
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Mariana Butte Golf Course

Mariana Butte

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Centerra Shopping Center

Centerra

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