Quarry

DEFINITION

An open pit or excavation from which stone is taken by cutting, digging or blasting. The most famous quarries for white marble are in Italy around Carrara. Other Italian marble quarries are located at Colombara, Polvaccio, Sponda, and Campiglia. In other countries, quarries for white marble include: Paros, Proconnesos, and Dokimeion in Greece, Aphrodysias in Turkey, Makrana in India, and Colorado and Georgia in the USA. Reknowned quarries for other stones: Seravezza in Italy for breccia; and Monsummano in Italy for limestone. There are quarries in most of the countries of the world. Quarries have also been referred to as openwork.

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