Sander Sandstein

green sandstone

Sander Sandstein - honed

This green Mainsandstein, also known as “Sander Schilfsandstein” (reed sandstone), is especially valued for its characteristic colour and texture and also for its versatile applications. This material can be found in many historical and contemporary buildings, both indoors and outdoors. Thanks to its physical and technical properties, the stone resists weathering well. The fact that it has been tested and certified accordingly may provide you with one more reason to use it.

The quarry in Sand has been in operation for more than 1000 years. It is now among the last actively worked quarries extracting this green sandstone.

Regional “Sander Sandstein” is a highly sustainable building material.


Sander Sandstein - honed
Sander Sandstein - pneumatically-chiselled
Sander Sandstein - machine-chiselled
Sander Sandstein - hand-chiselled
Sander Sandstein - point-chiselled
Sander Sandstein - shot-blasted
Sander Sandstein - machine split
machine split
Sander Sandstein - Lines split 7 mm
Lines split 7 mm
Sander Sandstein - Lines split 30 mm
Lines split 30 mm


Further trading names

Sander Schilfsandstein, Grüner Mainsandstein, Schilfsandstein

Petrographic classification



Olive, fine to medium-grained sandstone from the Middle Keuper formation, Schilfsandstein stage, near Sand am Main, Hassberge/Lower Franconia (Germany).

Mineralogical composition

Quartz (ca. 53%), quartzite (ca. 18%), plagioclase (ca. 4%), alkali feldspar (ca. 5%), ore minerals (ca. 1%), rock fragments (ca. 11%) and accessory minerals (ca. 8%)


Olive to brown-green, fine to medium-grained Schilfsandstein, with fine pores and a homogeneous texture characterised by subtle cross-bedding. Occasional dark streaks and inclusions.

Petrographic identification:

Green, feldspathic sandstone with rock fragments and siliceous, chlorite cementation.

Grain colours

Accessory minerals:brown-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 Hermannsberg

97522 Sand am Main, Bavaria, Germany

GPS Coordinates

Breite: 49°58'38.70"N
Länge: 10°35'28.08"E

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