Quarrying Sites

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

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Committed to harvesting indigenous resources: North Carolina Granite Corp.

Celebrating 125 years of business this year, North Carolina Granite Corp. of Mount Airy, NC, has become a renowned quarrier of natural stone products and is committed to sustainable practices
More than 140 years ago in 1872, a farmer by the name of John Gilmer purchased several thousand acres of land covering what is now part of Mount Airy, NC, and the village of Flat Rock, NC.


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A diamond in the rough : R.E.D. Graniti

R.E.D. Graniti, a world leader in stone production, realized the potential of the Colorado Yule marble quarry in Marble, CO, and committed to investing to make it a successful operation
Founded more than 140 years ago in Marble, CO, the quarry has a storied past.


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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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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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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Stone World October 2014 cover

2014 October

Featured on the cover of this issue is the Colorado Yule quarry in Marble, CO, which was recently purchased by Italian stone producer, R.E.D. Graniti.

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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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