Chili Bar Slate

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The Chili Bar Mine, located just outside Sacramento, supplies much of the Western United States with:

  • Black slate chips
  • Black slate pavers
  • Decorative slate flagstone
  • Decorative slate boulders

In addition, our mine produces other decorative rock and slate in neutral hues. We regularly ship our decorative rock and famous Sacramento black slate to Los Angeles, greater California, and far beyond as needed.

Our mine is located east of Sacramento, on the South Fork of the American River. It is an area with rich history and one that is coveted by outdoor enthusiasts because of an exceptional rapid run that starts just below our operation.

The gorgeous black slate of Chili Bar Slate has been coveted since the early 1800’s when 100 Chileans arrived fresh off the boats in San Francisco. In search of gold they settled along the banks of the American River. On a Sunday in 1852 the Chileans paid a large sum to swindlers claiming ownership. When the real owners arrived to work on Monday it didn’t take long to round up the firepower to chase the Chileans out for good. More than 150 years later, Chili Bar is known as the preeminent source of quality black slate in the western United States.

Why Black Slate?

The black slate from Sacramento is unique because of its rich dark color. It makes for a striking addition to landscape design, home design, and commercial architecture. This versatile rock has been popular in construction and design for centuries. It is most common to see it converted into an eye-catching pathway, walkway, or floor in a modern design. In Europe, slate is a popular roofing material because of its longevity and low water absorption.

Black slate is emerging as a preferred material for countertops and floor tiles because it is economical, long lasting, and non-reactive. A hot pan placed on slate will do no damage to the counter.

Our Products

Chili Bar Slate provides a broad range of sizes, hues, and decorative slate products to meet the needs of homeowners and contractors. Slate chips [WL1] are ideal for gravel or mosaic-style tile projects. Slate pavers and flagstone [WL2] are suited to floors, pathways, retaining walls, planters, and much more. Bo[WL3] ulders are great for those who are interested in buying decorative slate in bulk or need an extra-large decorative rock to bring a landscape together.

By working directly with Chili Bar Slate, you will enjoy the benefits of direct pricing, personalized service, and access to customized sizes. We will arrange pickup or delivery direct from the mine.

To learn more, visit or feel free to contact us. We are available to answer questions and provide estimates. Our team looks forward to assisting you with your black slate and decorative rock needs.


Please call (818)824-6126 to request an estimate or arrange pickup or delivery