Verde Antique Marble
In North Hollow just prior to 1920, while prospecting for talc, a lens of metamorphic serpentine, commonly known as Verde Antique marble was discovered. Other strains of this marble were mined in Greece and Italy. This marble has a green background with white veining and is generally used for decorative and architectural purposes. Rochester’s Verde Antique can be found in many state capitols and in federal buildings in Washington, DC. The Vermont Marble Company in Proctor owned the quarry until recently when it was sold to a Swiss consortium.