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


  • Campaign vs sand/gravel extractions sans permit
    SOUTHERN Leyte Governor Roger Mercado reminded the public against quarrying sands and gravel in Subangdaku, Sogod town without a provincial permit, as he stepped up the campaign against it. Read more on this news related to 'Quarrying'
  • Illegal stone quarrying destroying hills in WGH
    Over 20-30 quarries functioning along Garobadha-Hallidayganj route   TURA: Even as Meghalaya Chief Minister, Mukul Sangma recently announced that indiscriminate extraction of stones from Garo Hills should be immediately stopped one only needs to take a road trip from Garobadha down to Hallidayganj in West Garo Hills District to see that the practice continues on Read more on this news related to 'Quarrying'
  • Villagers fear quarrying will affect dam
    They want a buffer zone created to reduce the effect of vibrations from explosives and heavy machinery. Read more on this news related to 'Quarrying'

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