POOIL VAAISH BLACK LIMESTONE
Sonic Stone proudly partnerships with Pooil Vaaish Quarry, bringing you the ultimate, one-of-a-kind and extremely rare material - Pooil Vaaish Black Limestone. Found exclusively on the Isle of Man, this hard-wearing limestone is known as ‘Manx Marble’ mainly because this distinctive black stone has shaped a secluded section of the Manx coastline over millennia. Pooil Vaaish Black Limestone has a unique inky black colour and displays similarities to those of marble and granite, rather than any other limestones, as most would expect.
This one-of-a-kind hard, carboniferous black stone is characterised by its occasional inclusions of rare fossil fragments, glints of rare pure iron pyrite and tiny calcite crystal veins that distinguish this marvellous stone from all other materials, making it incredibly scarce.
From striking accent flooring, timeless fireplaces, and sweeping staircases to grand archways and imposing gate pillars, all Pooil Vaaish stoneworks are unequivocally unique.
This unique stone, which when polished transforms from a matte grey to a highly reflective inky black, can be seen in St Paul’s Cathedral, Burberry Regent Street store, Premier Lounge at Kuwait Airport, Chapel Royal in Hampton Court Palace, Castle Rushen, The Old House of Keys, and Emmanuel College Chapel in Cambridge, to name but a few.
Inky black, highly reflective and silken to the touch
Found exclusively in the heart of the British Isles
Material of choice for proeminent projects since the 14th century.
ETHICALLY MINED & REFINED
Carefully extracted and crafted by the family quarrymen and artisans for over two decades using the traditional plug and feather technique to this day, the Pooil Vaaish Quarry has committed to create and promote a sustainable operation and mining practice in the process of extraction of this grand stone, showing a sensible approach and consideration of the unique flora and fauna located on the Scarlett peninsula and nearby and continuously working to support the conservation of local endangered species. The quarry is also passionate about the ethical processing of stone, implementing a strict zero-waste policy, with 100% of offcuts being repurposed and packaging materials being recycled.
We are happy to invite you to our showroom and warehouse, to see different ranges and finishes of this marvellous limestone material.