Quarries

Some articles on quarries:

Sleeps Hill Railway Station - Quarries
... A pamphlet produced by the SA Department of Mines and Energy in May 1990 states "Twelve quarries were developed near Sleeps Hill.".. ... "Quarries were opened in 1916 and were taken over by Adelaide Quarries Ltd in 1919 ... During the 1920s, the quarries were one of the leading producers of crushed rock in South Australia and employed up to 100 men.".. ...
Mynydd Llangatwg - Quarries and Tramways
... northern escarpment is scarred by limestone quarries which operated for much of the ninenteenth century ... Both tramroads had several branches to serve individual quarries along the escarpment ... quarried on a small scale in the past alongside the B4560 Beaufort Road with larger quarries in the latter once operating near the hill's southwestern corner ...
Scuba Diving Quarry - Bodies of Water Commonly Used For Recreational Diving
... Artificial lakes, such as clay pits, gravel pits, and quarries often have lower visibility ... Abandoned and flooded quarries are popular in inland areas for diver training and sometimes also recreational diving ... Rock quarries may have reasonable underwater visibility as there is not as much mud or silt cause low visibility ...
Carrière Wellington - History
... The quarries fell into disuse by the start of the 20th century ... controlling Arras decided to re-use the underground quarries to aid a planned offensive against the Germans, whose trenches ran through what are now the eastern suburbs of the town ... The quarries were to be linked up so that they could be used both as shelters from the incessant German shelling and as a means of conveying troops to the front in secrecy and safety ...
Scuba Diving Quarry - Dive Sites of Unique or Exceptional Interest - Quarry Dive Sites - Types of Fish
... Often, operators of scuba diving quarries make efforts to stock the quarry with fish, to provide enjoyment for divers using their facilities ... Some quarries are known for the size and quantity of these fish, and some quarries have schools of rare, not often seen species of fish living in their waters, which are ...

Famous quotes containing the word quarries:

    Three million of such stones would be needed before the work was done. Three million stones of an average weight of 5,000 pounds, every stone cut precisely to fit into its destined place in the great pyramid. From the quarries they pulled the stones across the desert to the banks of the Nile. Never in the history of the world had so great a task been performed. Their faith gave them strength, and their joy gave them song.
    William Faulkner (1897–1962)