Block Shipment Information

    Dakota Granite Centrally Located in the U.S.A.Dakota Granite™ is centrally located in the northern tier of the United States. Our headquarters are located on the eastern side, 6 miles east of Milbank, South Dakota. Dakota Granite has been quarrying Dakota Mahogany™ granite since 1925 for use in memorials and commercial projects around the globe. 

    The original, the only, Dakota Mahogany™ blocks have been shipped to fabrication facilities all across North America and around the world.

    Choose the real Dakota Mahogany™ for your next commercial fabrication project.

    The methods of transportation of granite blocks from our quarries are:

    1 - Flatbed Truck
    45,000 lbs estimated capacity
    single block truck loads - 200 f3 (5.6 m3) maximum
    two or more block truck loads - 183 f3 maximum

    2 - Container
    43,500 lbs estimated capacity, 200 f3 (5.6 m3) maximum
    Containers are stuffed at the quarry and transported via truck to the container yard in St. Paul, Minnesota. Blocks are then loaded on board a trans for shipment to the coast to be shipped via vessel.
    Estimated transport time of 6-8 weeks.
    Container Stuffing Fee Applicable

    3 - Railcar
    200,000 lbs estimated capacity, 850-875 f3 (24 m3) maximum
    Gondolas are railed to the eastern ports, blocks are then placed into containers at the port and loaded onto the vessel. Shipment times vary depending on booking schedule.

    Estimated weight of granite blocks can vary because of shape and agreed upon measurements.

    To Estimate weight calculate:

    • When sawn to size: f3 = 190lbs or m3 = 6,710 lbs
    • Rough block size: f3= 220lbs or m3 = 7,769 lbs

    Contact Us

    • 48391 150th Street
      PO Box 1351
      Milbank, SD 57252
    • phone: 800-843-3333
    • fax: 605-432-6155