Friday morning, John and Brian arrived with the slabs in the back of a pickup.
There was a lot of trimming and shimming. Then some glueing and screwing, or I should say drilling. I was amazed to see that it onloy took one minute to drill each hole for the faucet.
5 hours later, we had the most fantastic looking countertop imaginable. Here are a few pictures, but the pictures really do not do it justice. The depth and variety of colors is really unique. The quartz is smokey and translucent and at one spot you can actually see through the edge.
This picture you can a mafic black banded section surrounded by the more felsic section – maybe a xenolith? This is my favorite part of the counter, so it is nice that it ended up next to the sink.
The two slabs on either side of the range are very nice. One has a lot of pyrite, which looks especially cool when the light shines on it.