This yellow sandstone is another type of Mainsandstein and a popular choice primarily thanks to its proven and tested frost resistance and its distinctive colour and texture. Its beauty has given the historic city of Bamberg and many other local towns and villages their truly charming appearance. Numerous historical buildings bear witness to this. Due to its good physical and technical properties, as well as its tested and certified resistance to weathering, it is particularly suitable for external use for natural stone façades erected as masonry walls.
The “Bucher Sandstein” quarry has been in operation for several centuries now and it is one of the most productive quarries in Germany for yellow medium-grained sandstone.
Regional “Bucher Sandstein” is a highly sustainable building material.
Further trading names
Bamberger Räthsandstein, Gereuther Schlosssandstein
Grey-yellow to mixed-yellow, medium-grained sandstone from the Upper Rhaet formation near Buch, Hassberge in Lower Franconia/Germany.
Quartz (ca. 90%), rock fragments (ca. 10%)
Grey-yellow to mixed-yellow, medium-grained sandstone with a coarsely porous, homogeneous texture characterised by cross-stratified beds resulting from changes in grain size.
Yellow quartz sandstone with rock fragments and siliceous cementation.
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The displayed stone samples illustrate the kind of material extracted from the quarry in question. As a natural material, stone is subject to variations in colour, texture and grain structure. It can also have natural inclusions, markings or veining. A typical stone patina may develop due to material-related or environmental influences.