the Most Ancient Paving Method
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Basalt is another igneous stone (like granite and porphyry) used for paving. It’s generally gray to black in color, although there are some gray-green examples. Some basalt also contains voids, or holes, that formed during the lava’s cooling process. The basalts used for cobblestones are generally those without voids, although there are exceptions.
Black basalt cobbles are used extensively as the local cobblestone in the Azores, where they are combined with white limestone cobbles to create unique designs and borders. Basalt makes beautiful cobblestones that are very durable and desirable where dark stone is specified.