Granite: The most durable stone for a headstone, marker, or monument, because of it's durability, quantity, and ability to be cut into varying shapes and sizes. But, there are others that can be considered.
White Marble: It is a very soft stone, and does not “weather” well. So most monument dealers do not recommend it. Sometimes it is purchased in order to replicate monuments on an older plot, or used for a military marker.
Slate: It is also used to replicate an antique style monument. A knowledgeable monument dealer can help you with something special like slate. It is durable but more specialized.
Natural Rock: Certain natural rocks can be used for monuments. Often, a Bronze plaque bearing the family name is epoxied onto it.
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