VANDALIA STONE QUARRY
Richard Grist, 304-645-7674
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The sandstone strata at the summit of Muddy Creek Mountain is renowned as a dimensional stone. Medium-grained, multi-colored, and hard, it has been used for more than a generation for slab and block construction. Builders and designers notably appreciate its durability and color, which varies from pink to rose to red and white.
That durability has resulted in its popularity in construction, and given its broad color spectrum and high polishability, the stone has been popular as a finish in many residences, notably in the Greenbrier and Kanawha valleys.
- $750,000,000 estimated wholesale value of the remaining stone
- 3 million tons +/- of flagstone remaining to be mined
- 110 feet+/- thick flagstone layer in the quarry area
- 18.5 acres by survey
- Access provided by paved state-maintained roads
- 20 minutes to 1-64 at Alta Exit 161
- Dimensional Stone has historically been sold for use in residential and commercial applications including building stone veneer, chimneys, fireplaces, firepits, kitchens, pavers, flagging, slabs, wallstone, water features, steps, treads, headstones, memorials, etc.
- Crushed stone added to asphalt to provide an anti-skid function
- Stone for drainage areas in and around landfills.
- Sand filtration beds for water treatment plants needing the stone’s high silica content.
- Decretive stone signs
Google Coordinates: 37.751175°(N), -80.596794°(W)
Address: 2929 Muddy Creek Mountain Road, Alderson, WV 24910
Elevation Range: 2340 ft. to 2416 ft. +/-
A portion of an intermittent stream is located in the property for about 380 feet. There may be water flow during rain events and snow melt.
- Permit was issued on 10/29/1997, expired on 10/28/2015
- Permitted area was 15.42 acres
- NPDES permit expired on 8/8/2018
All rights the owner has will convey with the property.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
There is a metes and bounds description in the owners’ deed. The eastern boundary of the property is with the western side of Muddy Creek Mountain Road. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
Water: Drilled well on site
Sewer: Septic system on site
Internet and Television: Satellite or maybe be possible through cable
Cellphone Coverage: Excellent with 5 G
The property has nearly 2/10 mile of frontage on Muddy Creek Mountain Road Rt. 40. The property road connects with Muddy Creek Mountain Road within that frontage.
Greenbrier County is subject to some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the County Commission and also the Health Department for details regarding zoning, building codes and installation of septic systems.
Information can be found at the county website: http://greenbriercounty.net/ordinances.
PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY
A portion of the property has been a surface excavation source for stone while the balance of the property has greening open space and forestland.
DEED and TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: DB 506 Pg. 111
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Acreage: 18.5 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Greenbrier County (13), West Virginia
Blue Sulphur District (3)
Tax Map 37 Parcel 51; Class 3
2021 Real Estate Taxes: $474.42
Medium-grained, multi-colored, and hard, the sandstone strata at the summit of Muddy Creek Mountain is renowned as a dimensional stone. It has been used for more than a generation for slab and block construction. Builders and designers notably appreciate its durability and color, which varies from pink to rose to red and white.
Classified by geologists as the Droop Mountain Sandstone, it may exceed 100 feet in thickness and may best be known for its occurrence on the summit of Droop Mountain to the northeast. There it has calved into a group of house-sized boulders that is the centerpiece of Beartown State Park.
In its 1939 report on the geology of Greenbrier County, the W.Va. Geologic Survey notes that the stone’s durability has resulted in its appearance as a capstone on mountain chains in the region, and this circumstance has led to remarkable purity and durability.
“Due to the fact that it is much more resistant than the beds immediately above and below it,” geologist Paul H. Price noted in the report, “the Droop Sandstone is often found capping the ridges. Under such conditions, weathering often removes much of the iron in the sandstone, leaving a nearly pure silica sand that appears to have the properties of a glass-sand. In some localities, the Droop sandstone is strongly cemented with secondary silica and appears to be durable enough for road material.”
That durability has resulted in its popularity in construction, and given its broad color spectrum and high polishability, the stone has been popular as a finish in many residences, notably in the Greenbrier and Kanawha valleys. Stone in the area of the quarry notably has a low thermo-mechanical response and can be heated rapidly to high temperatures without cracking or deforming.
From I-64 Alta – Alderson Exit 161: 13.6 miles +/- (approximately 20 minutes)
From the end of the exit ramps, turn onto Rt. 12 South toward Alderson; travel Rt. 12 South for 10.8 miles; beside Feamster Auto Parts, turn left onto Muddy Creek Mountain Road Rt. 40; travel for 2.8 miles; the gated entrance to the property is on the left.
From Alderson, West Virginia: 3.4 miles +/- (approximately 10 minutes)
From the intersection of Rt. 63 and Rt. 12 at the Subway restaurant, travel Rt. 12 North for ½ mile; beside Feamster Auto Parts, turn right onto Muddy Creek Mountain Road Rt. 40; travel for 2.8 miles; the gated entrance to the property is on the left.
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