Postaer Sandstein "Alte Poste" - gegen das natürliche Lager gesägt

yellow-brown sandstone, cross-cut

Postaer Sandstein GL "Alte Poste" - honed

“Postaer Sandstein” is particularly prized for its uses in natural stonework thanks to its proven, frost-resistant quality and its distinctive colour, texture and appearance. Numerous historical buildings bear witness to this. It is a popular choice for interior and exterior applications owing to its good physical and technical properties. Its tested and certified resistance to weathering is another major asset.

“Postaer Sandstein” has been extracted from the “Alte Poste” quarry for several centuries.

Regional “Postaer Sandstein “Alte Poste” is a highly sustainable building material.


Postaer Sandstein GL "Alte Poste" - honed
Postaer Sandstein GL "Alte Poste" - pneumatically-chiselled
Postaer Sandstein GL "Alte Poste" - machine-chiselled
Postaer Sandstein GL "Alte Poste" - hand-chiselled
Postaer Sandstein GL "Alte Poste" - point-chiselled
Postaer Sandstein GL "Alte Poste" - shot-blasted
Postaer Sandstein GL "Alte Poste" - machine split
machine split


Further trading names

Postaer Sandstein, Postaer Elbsandstein, Elbsandstein

Petrographic classification



Buff-coloured, variegated, medium-grained sandstone from the Upper Cretaceous (Turonian) formation near Lohmen/Saxony (Germany).

Mineralogical composition

Quartz (ca. 70%), quarzite (ca. 8%), rock fragments (ca. 20%), accessory minerals (ca. 2%)


Buff to intensive buff, medium-grained sandstone with dark red spots, medium to coarse pores and a homogeneous texture.

Petrographic identification:

Quartz sandstone with siliceous cementation.

Grain colours

Quartz:light-buff to buff
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 „Alte Poste“

01796 Pirna, Saxony, Germany

GPS Coordinates

Breite: 50°58'44.45"N
Länge: 13°58'19.86"E

Additional information

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