Quarrying Sites

Stone extraction sites around the world, including methods, volume and equipment.

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Solancis of Benedita: Running an efficient limestone operation

Solancis of Benedita, Portugal, owns 12 limestone quarries on the Iberian Peninsula — Serra de Aire e Candeeiros — and takes measures to run a state-of-the-art operation with safety and the environment as a top priority
By Jennifer Adams
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With roots dating back to 1969, Solancis of Benedita, Portugal, is a credible name in the stone industry.


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Ruipedra focusing on limestone production

With 20 years of experience in stone processing, Ruipedra exclusively quarries and supplies Portuguese limestone for projects worldwide
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Ruipedra of Casais Monizes, Portugal, is a 20-year-old company specializing in the production of Portuguese limestone.


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F .J. Cochicho & Filho LDA: A collaboration between stone producers

An open-area pit marble quarry in Vila Vicosa, Portugal, is run by a consortium of three companies who actively work the site
By Jennifer Adams
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F.J. Cochicho & Filho LDA is part of a three-company consortium that operates an open-area pit quarry, which at the time of Stone World’s visit was 150 meters deep.


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Visiting one of Solubema's oldest marble quarries

Solubema of Vila Vicosa, Portugal, has built a reputation as a leading supplier of Portuguese marble for projects worldwide
By Jennifer Adams
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Stone World had the opportunity to visit one of the company’s oldest marble quarries in Portugal, which spans 900 square meters wide and 85 meters deep.


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A long-time producer of Breccia Pernice

The Breccia Pernice quarry near Verona, Italy, is a material unique to the area and known for its aesthetic value
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Up in the hillside outside of Verona, Italy, in the Volargne stoneworking region of Northern Italy, is the Breccia Pernice quarry operated by Essegi Marmi.


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“Designing with Natural Stone” Portugal

Veronafiere and Assimagra collaborated to offer the first “Designing with Natural Stone” Portugal program
By Jennifer Adams
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In June, a group of architects participated in the first “Designing with Natural Stone” Portugal, which is a branded event of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.


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MIA quarry tour explores Georgia stone quarries

The Marble Institute of America’s 2014 quarry tour — including stone professionals from 15 states — headed to Elberton and Tate, GA, for the first time to witness both historic and modern day stone production
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For years, the Marble Institute of America (MIA) has led study tours to quarries around the U.S., Canada and abroad.


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Reviving a classic quarry

By Michael Reis
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One of the latest acquisitions for Endless Mountain Stone is an historic Bluestone quarry site that dates back to 1848, when the famed Starrucca Viaduct was built near Lanesboro, PA.


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Bridging the past and future of Bluestone

With modern stoneworking equipment and historic quarry sites, Endless Mountain Stone of Susquehanna, PA, covers the full spectrum of Bluestone production
By Michael Reis
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Founded in 1976, Endless Mountain Stone of Susquehanna, PA, was one of the pioneers of bringing automation to Bluestone, and it also firmly connected to the industry’s past with the acquisition of a quarry site that dates to the 1840s.


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Coldspring's Mesabi Black and Lake Superior Green quarries supply legacies

By Michael Reis
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From the northern reaches of Minnesota, Coldspring’s quarries for Mesabi Black® and Lake Superior Green® granite are being used for landmark projects across the country — including work at the World Trade Center site in New York City


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The Stone Fashion Show at Marmomacc in Verona

As usual, stone suppliers from Italy and around the world relied on the Marmomacc fair to showcase some of the latest stone materials to the international marketplace. The following is a look at just some of the stone materials on display in Verona.

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2014 September

In this issue of Stone World, we have a Report from Europe, which includes a series of articles about the quarries and stone processing operations that SW editor Jennifer Adams visited as part of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.

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CSTD Fall 2014 cover

2014 Fall

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

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