Repen stone


  • Jože Vesel


Geological features of the Repen beds are given in regard to a limestone variety that can take a high polish. It qualifies for commercial limestone-marble well known under the trade name of “Repen”. The Repen stone is an Upper Cretaceous light grey mottled limestone partly recrystallized and rich in shells of variable size and shape. It is quarried and prepared in dimension limestone in the Sežana karstland. Under interior environments of use the Repen stone is sound and durable, for exterior purposes the polished surfaces should be protected. Finally quarrying problems are discussed. No quarrying to the dip is advisable; as the quarry deepens, the depth soon becomes to great and the overburden to thick for profitable work. That is why development to the strike is proposed.


How to Cite

Vesel, J. (1979). Repen stone. Geologija, 22(1), 117–126. Retrieved from