Jura Beige is quarried from a 25-layer bedrock quarry in Eichstatt, Germany. Each of its layers provides a different tone and structure of this particular limestone. Arizona Tile focuses its inventory on one specific layer, due to its consistency and year-round availability. Jura Beige happens to be a very dense limestone, making it suitable for both commercial and residential applications. One of the unique characteristics of this limestone is the existence of some small shells and fossils that may appear throughout the tile or slabs. Another quality of this material are the quartz veins that can appear throughout the material. These veins are a natural characteristic of the material and are expected to be visible in some pieces of the product. This is a sedimentary stone that is formed in hot springs and is composed mainly of calcite calcium carbonate. There will be noticeable variations in color and movement between pieces. Therefore, it is important and recommended that a range of this product be viewed before finalizing a purchase. As a natural stone product, it is recommended that this be sealed to extend its longevity.