Located on Route 29 in Fairfax County, the Fairfax Plant was acquired by Luck Stone in the 1930’s. This plant has been integral to the residential and infrastructure development of Fairfax County. Over the years, materials from this plant helped build Interstate 66, Dulles Airport, and many schools and hospitals. The Fairfax Plant has received numerous awards, including the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Environmental Eagle Award, Community Relations Award and the Virginia Aggregates Association Community Impact Award.
The counties of Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William.
Fairfax mines traprock or diabase as it’s called by geologists – a dense, igneous rock with a greenish-black to bluish-black color. Formed by hot magma 200 million years ago, diabase is composed mainly of pyroxene and plagioclase. Other minerals lending it its green-black color are epidote (green) and hornblende (black). Fairfax diabase is also blended with a type of sedimentary rock found adjacent to the formation.