DIGEST OF BILLS
Enacted at the Second Regular SessionOf the Sixty-eighth General Assembly
Jim Noelker / Post Independent Photo"A worker in the Yule Marble Quarry above Marble, Colorado, is dwarfed by the towering quarry opening, whilesunlight lights the pure white stone. Quarry workers are searching for a perfect block of marble to replace the Tomb of the Unknowns memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia." Glenwood Springs, Post Independent, January 5, 2003
House Bill 04-1023, designated Yule marble as the Colorado State Rock,effective March 9, 2004. This white marble is comprised of almost purecalcite grains tightly joined to give it a luminous quality. The Yule Marblequarry began operations in 1906 and closed in 1941 when war waslooming, only to reopen in 1990. The outstanding quality of the YuleMarble made it the choice for use in the basement of the Colorado Capitolas well as numerous national monuments in the United States including theWashington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Tomb of theUnknown Soldier.
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