About the Stone

The Region

Cabeca Veada Area

The Cabeca Veada is extracted in the heart of the most important limestone extracting area in Portugal, located in the Serra D´Aire e Candeeiros. Hundreds of years ago, this area was populated by dinosaurs, whose evidences can still be found pretty much throughout this area.

Some of these places have become historical sites where visitors can witness the presence of these enormous animals.

The Cabeca Veada is named after the town with the same same, which is located on the valley between the two main hills where the Cabeca Veada and other limestones are extracted. Cabeca Veada is a small town, originally created by the first pioneers of limestone extraction.

It has a small church that is known for its clock tower. Part of the church was built with the Cabeca Veada limestone, which in most part was donated by the local suppliers of this limestone.

The Limestone

Cabeca Veada BlocksThe Cabeca Veada limestone is explored around the area of Cabeca Veada, which is located in the district of Alcanede. It is explored by 4 to 5 quarries with a considerable dimension. The blocks extracted normally have a medium to large dimension.

The Cabeca Veada limestone is a type of stone that can be presented as an alternative to the Moca Cream (if cut in favour) or Moleanos. Due to its consistency, light beige coloured appearance and hardness, it is a good alternative for any of these stones mentioned.

Despite being a limestone with a more discreet market development if compared with the Moleanos or Moca Cream, the Cabeca Veada is a limestone with great potential for future exploration. Its quarries are fairly recent and still have large areas for future exploration. In addition and due to its great characteristics, its a stone to consider for the future.

Constraints

Cabeca Veada QuarryAs most natural stones, the Cabeca Veada has its own limitations. Perhaps the most relevant is that it may present ocasional holes with small dimension. If compared with the Moleanos, the Cabeca Veada is a slightly softer limestone, presenting some limitations in terms of applications. In addition, it is only extracted by 4-5 quarries, what may limit market expansion.

Despite this, the Cabeca Veada is considered one of the most promising Portuguese limestones, having gained its own market. It will certainly continue to grow as a real alternative to major players as the Moleanos.