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  Mines and Quarries of Ancient Egypt Part II: Expeditions, Settlements, Tools and Transport
Various experimental studies and analysis of the quarries at Aswan suggest that the actual process of extraction in pharaonic times involved the excavation of opencast quarries, by means of hammerstones, gradually removing the desired stone from the surface and working downward.
On the western bank near Aswan at Gebel Gulab, a quartzite quarry, a broken obelisk inscribed with the name of the 19th Dynasty king, Seti I survives in situ near the quarry face from which it was extracted.
A wonderful view of the last stage in the journey of Queen Hatshepsut's obelisk the Aswan quarries to Thebes is preserved in the south section of the lower colonnade of the queen's temple at Deir el-Bahari.
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/minesandquarries2.htm   (3495 words)

 Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument (U.S. National Park Service)
The 736 largely unexcavated quarry pits located within the park reflect a long story of continuous excavation and use.
Many of the quarry pits are located on the hilltops overlooking the Canadian River.
Over the centuries the quarry pits have filled with blowing dust and vegetation, creating the landscape that we see today.
www.nps.gov /alfl   (361 words)

  Quarries - Resources and guidance
But because of the particular risks that can arise in quarries there are also specific quarries regulations which complement the general legislation.
The Quarries Regulations 1999 (SI 1999 2024, ISBN 0 11 082955 7) came into force on 1 January 2000.
This twice-yearly newsletter, aimed principally at quarry managers and employees, updates the industry about issues of concern to the Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee.
www.hse.gov.uk /quarries/information.htm   (148 words)

  Quarry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A quarry is a type of open-pit mine from which rock or minerals are extracted.
Quarries are generally used for extracting building materials, such as dimension stone.
Many quarries fill with water to become ponds or small lakes after abandonment for mining purposes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Quarry   (276 words)

 Quarries in Maine & Quarry Links, Photographs, and Articles - Page 1
This quarry was "in the town of Alfred, 1 mile southwest of Alfred village, south of the Portland and Rochester Railroad, at the north foot of a 480-foot hill." The operator was Bennett Bros. of Alfred, Maine, in 1905.
This quarry was "in North Berwick, in the township of Berwick." The operator was Miniutti Bros. and Co. of Concord, New Hampshire.
Granite from the quarry was reportedly a light-gray shade with conspicuous smoky quartz and slightly bluish-white feldspar with a coarse texture.
www.cagenweb.com /quarries/states/me-quarries.html   (3344 words)

 Quarries - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Quarries - (1.) The "Royal Quarries" (not found in Scripture) is the name given to the vast caverns stretching far underneath the northern hill, Bezetha, on which Jerusalem is built.
The supposition that the polished blocks of stone for Solomon's temple were sent by Hiram from Lebanon or Tyre is not supported by any evidence (comp.
Quarries is also the plural of the word quarry, a type of open-pit mine from which rock or minerals are extracted.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Quarries   (311 words)

Representative rock samples were collected from 76 of the quarries and analyzed at the University of Toledo by thin-section petrography, x-ray fluorescence and diffraction spectroscopy, neutron activation analysis, and carbon and oxygen isotopic analyses.
Tentative dates for the sandstone and limestone quarries can be assigned based on the type of tool marks found on the quarry walls, using the chronology of Klemm and Klemm (1993), or the age of nearby temples where the rock was probably used.
The quarries are conveniently divided into two groups: those providing rocks that were difficult to extract and carve (the "hardstones" in Table 1), and those with rocks that were relatively easy to work (the "softstones" in Table 2).
www.eeescience.utoledo.edu /Faculty/Harrell/Egypt/Quarries/Survey_Info.html   (1006 words)

 Network members' News
The establishing of quarries should be prohibited to the west of the marked line on the attached map in any case.
The area surrounding this cluster is not promising for establishing new quarries; therefore, it is strongly recommended to do mechanical land reclamation for at the abandoned quarries of this cluster.
One of the quarries could be transformed into a water storage reservoir to serve as a spare when the water supply is very low especially summer.
www.pengon.org /mnews/news4.html   (1161 words)

 Cape-Ann.com - Quarries on Cape Ann, Massachusetts
Cape Ann's location allowed for quarries to be set-up close to shore so that the granite blocks could be shipped by vessel.
Paving stones from local quarries were used in the construction of thousands of streets worldwide.
Owing to their colorful beauty and intriguing nature, the quarries are popular with visitors and artists alike.
www.cape-ann.com /quarry.html   (353 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online: ALIBATES FLINT QUARRIES
The Alibates flint quarries are located along the Canadian River in Moore and Potter counties in the central part of the Panhandle.
The smaller hammers were used to shape the quarry bifaces, and the larger ones were probably used to remove the flint from the pits.
The Alibates blades and quarry bifaces were used as trade items by the Panhandle Aspect peoples and were traded for Puebloan ceramics from the Rio Grande valley in New Mexico, obsidian from the Jemez Mountains in New Mexico, catlinite from Minnesota, and olivella shell from the Pacific coast.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/AA/bba1.html   (837 words)

 Portland Online    Main Menu    History
That the quarries were close to the river allowed stone blocks to be transported by ship to various locations.
In 1686, a English born stone cutter was assigned the duty of protecting the quarries from outsiders.
The quarries were even showcased on the PBS documentary series, Positively Connecticut.
www.portlandct.org /History/Hist.quarries.htm   (949 words)

 Al Mashriq - Fareed Abou-Haidar - ILLEGAL ROCK QUARRIES
The infamous rock quarry that has destroyed the backdrop of the Mseilha castle near Batroun was a big issue during my visit in 1995, but closed after that.
According to the paper, "six quarries are operating in Joz, Hariq, Sweiseh, Karm Shbatt and Wadi al- Arisheh areas with a natural cover of fir trees, cedars, pines and oaks.
This seems to especially apply to the north, where many of the rock quarries in question are located, where recent forest fires were intentionally set on a very hot summer day, and where a spectacular waterfall was blown up in the Sir el-Dinnieh region, resulting in a huge mud slide.
almashriq.hiof.no /lebanon/300/360/363/363.7/fareed/lebenv57.html   (916 words)

 Quarries   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is likely that stone has been quarried around Bampton since the time of the Romans; for some centuries, lime was produced in the local lime kilns to make the mortar.
It was in this quarry that a land-slip occurred at the beginning of the 20th century, burying the equipment under rubble.
That is where piles of quarry stone was tipped for the stonebreaker to reduce to fist-sized lumps and spread across the road, ready for a roller to come along and press the surface into the mud track.
www.bampton.org.uk /quarries.htm   (413 words)

 The Plum Run Chert Quarries
In the Southwest quarter section outcrops of this chert and the lower laying bed portion are exposed.
Quarry debitage is amply found on the eroded till banks.
A three to six inch layer of high quality material is found nearer the central portion of the bed, surrounded by two distinct layers of low grade chert.
www.angelfire.com /oh/archystudent/pr.html   (575 words)

Milford Pink, from this long established quarry, is considered one of the great granites of this country because of its impressive character, particularly when used in large areas.
The granite quarried in Madison is one of lively contrasts.
A hundred years ago, schooners carried granite from the quarries of this area of Maine across the Penobscot Bay and down the coast.
www.fletchergranite.com /quarries.htm   (770 words)

 Quarries (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
The "Royal Quarries" (not found in Scripture) is the name given to the vast caverns stretching far underneath the northern hill, Bezetha, on which Jerusalem is built.
Out of these mammoth caverns stones, a hard lime-stone, have been quarried in ancient times for the buildings in the city, and for the temples of Solomon, Zerubbabel, and Herod.
The supposition that the polished blocks of stone for Solomon's temple were sent by Hiram from Lebanon or Tyre is not supported by any evidence (compare 1 Kings 5:8).
www.christiananswers.net /dictionary/quarries.html   (226 words)

 The Quarries - QuickTopic free message board hosting
The reports are expected to be submitted to the county and the public in early 2004.
Anectodes about people 'favoring the quarries' (do they also favor the traffic and the toxic fumes?) are very much at odds with the sentiments expressed at town meeting after town meeting when the topic is invariably raised.
At the town meeting held specifically to discuss the quarries, after presentations by both the quarries, and full, open discussion, a show of hands showed four (4)people in favor of expansion and seventy-one (71) opposed.
www.quicktopic.com /25/H/TAMkhL6QiqdV   (1015 words)

 Quarries may be last chance for many rare European butterflies
New research shows that quarries provide the only suitable habitat for at-risk butterflies in some places, suggesting that current policies of filling in old quarries are misguided.
To see if quarries can help compensate for the loss of steppe habitat in Europe, Benes and his colleagues surveyed the diversity and abundance of butterflies in 21 limestone quarries in the Moravian lowlands.
The researchers found that quarries serve as refuges for two groups of butterflies that depend on steppe-like habitats.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2003-07/sfcb-qmb072303.php   (517 words)

 Italy - Marble blocks from the famous quarries
The quarries are situated in the valleys which extend away from the town into the mountain fastness beyond - the valleys of Frantiscritti, Colonnata and Torano.
These quarries were worked by the Romans, but after the fall of the Western Roman Empire they were abandoned, and became lost to the outside world.
You may discern the quarries in these ravines and along the mountain sides by their white color, which stands out conspicuously against the gray ground of the surface rock.
www.oldandsold.com /articles26/italy-8.shtml   (701 words)

The north quarry is already used by the state police for diver training; the hope is that use can be continued, or perhaps expanded, to include other police or emergency-service agencies as well.
One of the primary considerations for any use of the quarry -- and for the proposed revitalization of Main Street-- is parking, she acknowledged.
The Pennsylvania quarry is up to 100 feet deep in some locations; the north quarry is between 60-90 feet deep, depending on the location.
www.middletownpress.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=12214767&BRD=1645&PAG=461&dept_id=10856&rfi=6   (665 words)

 City of Mitcham - Quarries - Events, Community and Youth Services
Sleeps Hill Quarries Reserve is an interesting mix of mining history, and showcase of geology, birdlife and native vegetation.
The quarries were opened in 1916 and were one of the leading producers of crushed rock in South Australia and employed up to 100 men.
Today the quarries are on a reserve managed by Mitcham Council and an interpretive walking trail has been established in conjunction with the Department of Mines and Energy (Primary Industries and Resources SA).
www.mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au /site/page.cfm?u=295   (313 words)

 Runcorn Quarries   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The spoil from these later quarries was dumped in the older earlier quarries and today these form the basis of the Runcorn Hill recreational area which was first laid down in the 1920,s.
In the 1990,s chemical vapours were discovered rising from buried chemicals which led to the abandoning of many houses local to the quarry sites, which had been built on waste rubble from the earlier quarrying.
Extraction from this quarry ceased around 1850 A.D. It was then gradually filled with the residues of the newer quarries.
www.users.globalnet.co.uk /~jrossb/quarries.html   (424 words)

 Planning News/ Planning
Section 261 introduces a once-off system of registration for all quarries, except those for which planning permission was granted in the last 5 years.
Under the registration system, quarry operators must supply full details of their operations to the planning authority, including information on the area of the quarry, the material being extracted, the hours of operation, and the traffic, noise and dust generated by the quarry.
Authorities will also be able to restate, modify or add to conditions on the operation of a quarry which has received planning permission more than 5 years ago.
www.kerrycoco.ie /planning/minister.asp   (523 words)

 Electrical safety in quarries
The risk of electric shock is greater in quarries because cables or equipment may be exposed to wet conditions, damaged by plant (e.g.
Protective multiple earth (PME) supplies are not suitable for quarries because it is not possible to ensure that the electrical bonding of all metalwork, as required by the Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002, is always in place.
Quarries Regulations 1999 - Regulation 9; Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 - Regulation 16.
www.hse.gov.uk /quarries/electricity.htm   (3153 words)

 Marini Quarries Group - Building Material, Granite Countertops, Granite & Other Natural Stones
Marini Quarries Group operates in a modern industrial plant in Valdossola, near the motorway network and close to the Swiss border.
In designing and producing Marini Quarries Group equipment, the dynamism and spirit of collaboration of all involved are fundamental elements that have always characterized the constant commitment of the company and enabled it to manufacture high quality products.
The wide network of commercial and technical relationships of Marini Quarries Group all over the world permits the company to develop its own products taking advantage of a universal know-how, bearing in mind the variety of users and the customs with which the machinery is used.
www.worldstonex.com /en/SF/Marini/AboutUs.asp   (763 words)

Many quarries for crushed stone use limestone which is a sedimentary rock.
Since the rock is blasted and crushed into smaller pieces, quarries are a great place for Rockhounds because a lot of the hard work of breaking up the rock is already done.
Quarries are all on private property and may not be entered without permission.
www.rocksforkids.com /RFK/quarries.html   (453 words)

 Quarries: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Quarries - (1.) The "Royal Quarries" (not found in Scripture) is the name
Quarries is also the plural of the word quarry quarry quick summary:
A quarry is a type of open-pit mine from which rock (geology)rock or minerals are extracted....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/q/qu/quarries.htm   (488 words)

 CDNN :: Scuba Diving Banned At Brownstone Quarries in Connecticut
The fire department and the state police -- as well as the Bridgeport Police Department -- have used the quarries for training for a number of years; Deputy Fire Chief Robert Shea suggested dive training for the fire department in the quarries dates back perhaps as long as 15 years.
Dillon said the ordinance was adopted after a man drowned in one of the brownstone quarries in 1966.
As a result, she said, "I have changed the lock on the gate" that leads to the quarry.
www.cdnn.info /industry/i040717/i040717.html   (554 words)

 Al Mashriq - Fareed Abou-Haidar - Quarries - Part 3: Response
He says that quarries provide the building blocks of development and that crushed rock must be mined in relatively close proximity to development areas, otherwise construction costs will skyrocket.
A restored rock quarry will never resemble the original terrain, and should be regarded as a "better than nothing" solution for second-rate areas where quarries might be allowed and accepted.
The quarry in the gorge of Nahr Ibrahim has not only destroyed the mountainside it is in, but has changed the character of the valley for hundreds of meters in any direction.
almashriq.hiof.no /lebanon/300/360/363/363.7/fareed/lebenv37.html   (1164 words)

 Ebel Quarries
Ebel Quarries is proud to be involved in its community, and is a supporter of minor sports, the Escarpment Centre Ontario, the local MRI campaign and education.
The local school board, with Ebel's permission, uses the quarries as an outdoor classroom to examine fossils and the formation of the sedimentary rock that is the basis of the Niagara Escarpment and the Bruce Peninsula's bedrock.
Ebel Quarries is located about one and a half miles west of Wiarton on Bruce Road 13 on the beautiful Bruce Peninsula.
www.ebelquarries.com   (280 words)

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