WJE Primer: Pennsylvania Hard-Vein Slate


The slate belt of Pennsylvania consists of two types of slate known as “hard-vein” and “soft-vein.” The lower hard-vein belt, also known as Chapman Slate, occurs furthest south, passing through Edelman, Belfast, and Chapman Quarries in Northampton County.

In this WJE Primer article, Jeffrey Levine discusses the history of Pennsylvania Hard-Vein slate.