Quarrying

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Quarrying Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • the extraction of building stone or slate from an open surface quarry

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  • the extraction of building stone or slate from an open surface quarry

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Quarrying Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A quarry is a type of open pit mine that is used to get rocks and minerals from the ground. Quarries are often used to cut stone from the ground in large pieces or blocks. These are called dimension stones. They are used for building things. Some quarries fill with water to make small lakes when they are no longer being used for mining.

The largest granite quarry in the world is run by Rock of Ages Corporation in Vermont, USA..



Quarrying Sample Sentences in News


  • PIB to help probe Largo’s murder
    PROVINCIAL Board Member Grecilda Sanchez believes that Cambang-ug Barangay Captain Timoteo Largo’s crusade against illegal quarrying may be the motive behind the murder of the village chief. This, as the Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) has been tasked to help investigate the killing of Largo. Read more on this news related to 'Quarrying'
  • Mandaue reactivates Cenro with big tasks
    THE City Government of Mandaue is stepping up efforts to enforce environmental laws with the activation of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro). Mayor Jonas Cortes appointed Engr. Ricardo Mendoza as Cenro officer-in-charge and tasked him to monitor quarrying activities and implement programs to fight pollution, among others. Read more on this news related to 'Quarrying'
  • PB: Backhoes not allowed in quarry
    THE Cebu Provincial Board (PB) approved a resolution prohibiting the use of a backhoe in river quarrying. An ordinance is also underway for the same purpose, said PB Member Alex Binghay, who sponsored the resolution. “We are afraid that eventually, if left unchecked, this will lead to flooding and might cause deaths,” PB Member Grecilda Sanchez said, citing th Read more on this news related to 'Quarrying'

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