quarrying - List of quarries in the United States
A quarry is a place where rocks, sand, or minerals are extracted from the surface of the Earth.A quarry is a type of mine called an open-pit mine, because it is open to the Earth's surface. Another type of mine, a sub-surface mine, consists of underground tunnels or shafts.. The most common purpose of quarries is to extract stone for building materials. . …A quarry is a place where natural stone, gravel or sand is extracted for use in construction or other decorative building purposes (such as gravel paths or decorative garden aggregates). Quarries produce a wide variety of natural stone materials, including limestone, gypsum, marble, sandstone, slate and granite.