Mainsandstein, weiß-grau, Hahnbruch

white-grey sandstone

Mainsandstein weiß-grau, Hahnbruch - honed

“Mainsandstein, weiß-grau” is characterised by its mostly light colour and by subtle, fresh veining. This extremely popular sandstone creates a great impression and blends in beautifully with its surroundings. It has proven to be a superb material for outdoor applications and façade installations thanks to its qualitative properties and its frost resistance. Furthermore it stands up well to acid rain and air pollution. Numerous historical and contemporary buildings bear witness to this. The quarries yielding “Mainsandstein, weiß-grau” have been in use for more than 1000 years and they are still the most reliable and productive quarries in Germany for fine-grained, whitish-pale sandstone. Compared to the white-grey Mainsandstein extracted from other quarries, the “Mainsandstein, weiß-grau” quarried in Hahnbruch has particularly subtle veining and a remarkably homogeneous texture. Regional “Mainsandstein, weiß-grau” from Hahnbruch is a highly sustainable building material.


Mainsandstein weiß-grau, Hahnbruch - honed
Mainsandstein weiß-grau, Hahnbruch - pneumatically-chiselled
Mainsandstein weiß-grau, Hahnbruch - machine-chiselled
Mainsandstein weiß-grau, Hahnbruch - hand-chiselled
Mainsandstein weiß-grau, Hahnbruch - point-chiselled
Mainsandstein weiß-grau, Hahnbruch - shot-blasted
Mainsandstein weiß-grau, Hahnbruch - machine split
machine split
Mainsandstein weiß-grau, Hahnbruch - Lines split 7 mm
Lines split 7 mm
Mainsandstein weiß-grau, Hahnbruch - Lines split 30 mm
Lines split 30 mm


Further trading names

Sandstein Hahnbruch, Eltmanner Sandstein, Coburger Bausandstein

Petrographic classification



Light-coloured, fine to medium-grained Semionotus sandstone from the Middle Keuper formation Hassberge/Lower Franconia (Germany).

Mineralogical composition

Quartz (65%), rock fragments (14%), alkali feldspar (12%), plagioclase feldspar (7%) and accessory minerals (2%)


Light-coloured, fine to medium-grained sandstone with fine pores and a homogeneous texture. Less prominent texture compared to the white-grey Mainsandstein extracted from other quarries. Occasional greenish inclusions.

Petrographic identification:

Light-coloured feldspathic sandstone with rock fragments and siliceous cementation.

Grain colours

Quartz:translucent light-grey
Feldspar:white-pink, flesh-coloured
Accessory minerals:grey-black

Proof and confirmation of suitability by EC declaration of conformity, as well as CE marking available. We will be happy to provide you project related with references, test reports and further information.

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.


Quarry Hahnbruch

97483 Eltmann, Bavaria, Germany

GPS Coordinates

Breite: 49°57'38.07"N
Länge: 10°40'21.46"E

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Your contact

Sales resellers/homeowners:

Sales resellers/homeowners:

Jürgen Mahr
Bamberger Natursteinwerk
Hermann Graser GmbH
Dr.-Robert-Pfleger-Str. 25
96052 Bamberg

Tel.: +49 (0)951 96 48-0
Fax: +49 (0)951 96 48-100