About the Stone

The region

01. view of bavaria landscapeThe Jura Beige limestone is explored in the Upper Bavaria region, which is located in the south part of Germany. Upper Bavaria is located in the southern portion of Bavaria, and is centred around the city of Munich. It is named ‘Upper Bavaria’ because the land is higher above sea level than the rest of Bavaria.

Bavaria is the largest and oldest state in the Federal Republic of Germany. The way the Bavarians see themselves and their own state is the result of more than 1,000 years of history. This historical heritage is still very much alive today.

In the last few decades Bavaria has become an extremely modern economic location. Bavaria is also known for its unique limestone, the Jura limestone. It is extracted here by several quarries and exported all over the world.

The limestone

02. jura limestone quarryThe Jura Beige is explored by several companies located in the Titting-Kaldorf, in upper Bavaria. The quarries can have medium to large dimension and a considerable output of extraction every month. The blocks extracted are normally large but fairly short, but this may vary.

The Jura limestone is probably the most well-know German natural stone, with considerable demand in Europe and in several other parts of the world. It is also a limestone with considerable reserves for future extraction, what makes the Jura Beige a limestone to take into consideration in the future as a reference beige coloured limestone.

Overall analysis

03. jura limestone blocksThe Jura Beige limestone is above all an extremely versatile natural stone. This is probably one of the main characteristics of this limestone. Due to its considerable hardness and good technical properties, the Jura Beige is a preferential limestone to be used on a diversity of applications.

In addition, this is a limestone with considerable reserves, which makes it a key player in the future. In terms of pricing, this is also a fairly affordable limestone, which can compete side-by-side with most similar limestones in the market.

But perhaps the only negative point of this stone is related to its appearance, which presents a fairly non-uniform background. If this is what you are looking for on a limestone, then the Jura is an ideal choice. If you are looking for a perfectly uniform limestone with thin grain and practically no fossils, then you should look elsewhere.