Types of Quarries
There are 2 types of rock quarries: Those with dimension stone, which defines large slabs of rock that will become floor and counter tiles, walkway flagstones, slate roofs and counter tops; and those with gravel and small particle stone, which are available in “pits” and are used in landscaping projects, gravel roads, drainage near house foundations or weed control around plantings.
A quarry is a profitable operation, but it also serves many other purposes of an educational nature. Both rocks and minerals are available for mining. The quarry may contain layered rock or soft rock (limestone, sandstone) that sheds a fine powder.