Yellow Lamartine marble, which takes its name from the local owner, is quarried in Pratz in the Haut-Jura which the most important is the quarry of Champied, operated by the Company of Molinges marble works between 1845 and 1930 under the direction of Nicolas Gauthier.
It is less a marble than a marble stone yellow with red or purple veins. Despite these aesthetic qualities, its high price brought its abandonment in the 1930s, which however makes this marble more precious.
Indeed, the quarry of Champied is an open pit requiring an important and expensive work of elimination of the first layer of rock whose result in a large but unusable quantity of rubbles.
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