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


  • Save Saddle Hill Petition Launched
    A petition to save the historic landmark of Saddle Hill from continuous quarrying has been launched by Dunedin South MP Clare Curran today. Read more on this news related to 'Quarrying'
  • Hillock listed as tank in revenue records
    Quarrying was allowed near Pancha Pandavar hillock, an archaeological site in Madurai district Read more on this news related to 'Quarrying'
  • Quarry debate digs deep into past
    The debate over quarrying on Saddle Hill is intensifying, but it is not without a sense of deja vu. Debbie Porteous takes a look at a gravel pit that has generated almost as much debate as stone in the past 50 years. read more Read more on this news related to 'Quarrying'

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