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


  • Mining ban won't cover quarrying
    THE proposed mining ban ordinance in Davao City does not cover quarrying. Speaking at Monday's Kapehan sa Dabaw, Councilor Leonardo Avila III, chairperson of the committee on environment, said the exemption of quarrying was agreed on after a series of committee hearings on the ordinance. Read more on this news related to 'Quarrying'
  • Saddle Hill legal dispute set to continue
    A fight over the future of quarrying on Dunedin landmark Saddle Hill is likely to return to the courts after mediation efforts failed. read more Read more on this news related to 'Quarrying'
  • Saddle Hill back to court
    The Dunedin City Council has voted to return the issue of quarrying on Saddle Hill to court and rejected a recommendation to relax restrictions on the quarry's owners. read more Read more on this news related to 'Quarrying'

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