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


  • Clenro warns quarriers anew
    THE City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (Clenro) has warned anew those who are engaging in sand and gravel quarrying to extract only on government-designated areas or face hefty penalties for violation. Read more on this news related to 'Quarrying'
  • Illegal quarrying in river banks monitored
    AN OFFICIAL from the Watershed Multipartite Monitoring Team (WMMT) said they are monitoring illegal quarrying operations within the river banks. WMMT chairperson and City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) head Engr. Read more on this news related to 'Quarrying'
  • Judge to decide on hill's fate
    After more than 50 years of quarrying, and a corresponding period of vocal opposition to the destruction of the landmark, the future of Saddle Hill lies in the hands of one High Court judge. read more Read more on this news related to 'Quarrying'

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