Opened in 1936, Luck Stone’s Charlottesville Plant is located on U.S. Route 250 approximately four miles east of Charlottesville at Shadwell, Virginia. The plant won an industry association’s 1997 Environmental Eagle Gold Award, sponsors the Stone Robinson Annual Fun Run and is a proud supporter of the East Rivanna Volunteer Fire Department. With its unique green color, Charlottesville material is shipped to many surrounding states for use in landscaping and concrete applications.
The City of Charlottesville, and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna and Louisa.
Charlottesville mines Catoctin Greenstone, a rock formation created out of volcanic lava flows over 500 million years ago. The Catoctin originated as a type of lava called basalt, which contains plagioclase and pyroxene minerals. During the mountain-building processes responsible for the Appalachians, epidote and chlorite infused the formation with what it is known for today, its popular green color.