Types of Quarries

Quarries vary according to geology and deposit type. The type of quarries operated include:

  • Hard rock
  • Natural sand
  • Natural sand and gravel
  • Sandstone (building stone and sand)
  • Marine/ocean
  • Limestone

Quarries have operated for thousands of years. There is evidence of quarries dating back over 200,000 years, when pre-historic man-made improvised tools. 

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