7 Jun 2023

Proudly sharing our Canadian Heritage🍁Tyndall Stone

As a proudly Canadian company, we love to show of all of Canada’s natural wonders. One of our favourites is Tyndall Stone, a dolomitic limestone with a unique surface design as a result of fossilization of burrowing marine creatures.

What is Tyndall Stone?

Tyndall Stone is defined as a natural quarried, medium density dolomitic limestone. Geologically, it is referred to as the Upper Mottled Limestone of the Red River Formation of the Ordovician System of the Paleozoic Era. Quarried about 30km North East of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


“Its unique mottled pattern, is of no set design, yet magically it breaks up the light. The air around it is soft and warm and indulgent, as it must have been eons ago when coral thrived in the prehistoric Manitoba sea waters. The stone gives back to us the warmth it received in its making”

– Canadian Geographic
450 million year old Tyndall Stone blocks up to 10 tonnes each being quarried and extracted.

Tyndall Stone Primary Uses

Tyndall Stone is used in veneering or bearing walls for uses including:

Cut Stone: Stone custom cut and shaped to specific dimensions for individual interior and/or exterior projects such as walls, columns, sills, steps, platforms, copings, floorings, tabletops, roof tiles and much more.

Random Ashlar: Standard pre-cut stone strips in various standard size thicknesses and heights (random lengths) or uncoursed stone pieces laid in an irregular patterns. Applications include facings for buildings, homes, fireplaces, chimneys, planters, gardens, retaining walls and flagging for walks and patios.

Tyndall Stone Characteristics

Tyndall Stone quarries have been widely used since 1895 in major buildings across Canada and has been proven to be a premier stone as it does not spall or pit. The first recorded use of Tyndall Stone was for construction of a warehouse and walls of Lower Fort Garry in 1832.
The structure still stands in perfect preservation today.

Structural Strength


Low Maintenance

Fire Resistance

Sound Reduction

Aesthetic Appeal

Tyndall Stone Fossils

Tyndall Stone’s signature design is a result of fossilization of burrowing marine creatures, but did you know that finding fossils of all kinds while quarrying is very common?

Historic Projects

Tyndall Stone is a historic material, trusted for many institutional and world renowned projects.

Empress Hotel – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Tyndall Stone Buff, Rubbed Finish
Chateau Lake Louise Hotel – Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
Tyndall Stone Buff, Rubbed and Pointed Finish
Canadian Museum of History – Hull, Quebec, Canada
Tyndall Stone Buff, Split Face and Sawn Face
Canadian Museum of Human Rights – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Tyndall Stone Buff
Court of King’s Bench of Saskatchewan – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

a pale bluish-grey with grey-brown mottling

Bed Thickness: 90 mm, 57 mm, 20mm & 10mm
Course Heights: 57mm, 90mm, 123mm, 190mm & 290mm
Length: Random Lengths

a light creamy beige with pastel brown mottling

Bed Thickness: 90 mm, 57 mm, 20mm & 10mm
Course Heights: 57mm, 90mm, 123mm, 190mm & 290mm
Length: Random Lengths

Tyndall Stone Veneer Stone

Veneer Stone offers the luxury of Tyndall Stone at a fraction of the weight.


Single Course: 57mm, 90mm, 123mm & 190mm High
Three Course: 57mm, 123mm, 190mm High
Ridgestone: Variable 40mm, 80mm High

DOUGLAS: Single Course
DOUGLAS: Three Course
DOUGLAS: Ridgestone


Length: 500mm

Height: 90mm & 190mm

Low Maintenance

Thickness: 20mm

Finish: Split

 Aesthetic appeal