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


  • Quarry plans for ancient woodland
    Lafarge Tarmac has registered an interest in quarrying at Hopwas Woods, in Tamworth, Staffordshire. Read more on this news related to 'Quarrying'
  • Solid foundation: family-run quarry firm celebrates 50th year with new investment
    A QUARRYING firm celebrating half a century in business is marking the occasion with a raft of new investment. Read more on this news related to 'Quarrying'
  • Bulgaria’s Producer Price Index Up 0.2% M/M in Sept 2014
    The Producer Price Index on the domestic market increased by 0.2% on the month in September 2014, according to Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute (NSI). Domestic prices increased in the mining and quarrying industry by 0.8%, in the manufacturing by 0.1% and in the electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply by 0.4%. In the sphere of manufacturing, Read more on this news related to 'Quarrying'

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