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Quarries are a great place to find stone building material. A quarry is an open pit mine that has usually been excavated well below sea level to get to the rock beneath. Some quarries are as deep as a tall building, and once these mines are abandoned they usually fill with water and become lakes. There are different types of quarries based on what type of rock they excavate. The following terms are common stones that a quarry will produce.

  • Marble – A metamorphic rock usually made of calcite. Marble is used in many famous buildings, such as the Taj Mahal, and classical sculptures and comes in many different colors, from pure white to near black.
  • Limestone – A sedimentary rock also commonly used for building materials. The Great Pyramids were built in limestone blocks.
  • Granite – A igneous rock that is one of the most durable types of stone in the world. Granite can be cut and polished into a variety of colors and is used for construction projects, especially outdoors because of its ability to withstand the elements.
  • Chalk – A soft white sedimentary rock that because of its softer nature, has many uses in its powdered form, but isn't very useful in construction unless it is mixed with other substances.
  • Slate – A metamorphic rock that is traditionally used for slate roofs.
  • Gravel – While gravel can occur naturally in river beds, gravel is also a by-product of quarries. Gravel is crushed pebble size pieces of rock, usually from limestone or sandstone and is used for paving roads. As of 2006 the United States is the leading producer and consumer of gravel.
  • Sand – Like gravel, sand can occur naturally but it can also be a by-product of quarries. Sand has a variety of uses, from agricultural to constructional.
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    Mid County Materials
    18502 Superior Rd, Waynesville, MO 65583
    Rock, stone, concrete, pea gravel and other materials for construction and landscape projects. We have limestone, shot rock, rip-rap, & clean rock. Concrete sand, pea gravel and oversize gravel also available.
    (573) 774-3750
    Brickeys Stone Company
    13588 Brickeys Rd, Bloomsdale, MO 63627
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    (573) 483-3518
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    Phenix Rock Quarry
    9455 N. Farm Road 45, Ash Grove, MO 65604
    Our quarry contains crushed rock, marble, and base rock. Our areas of focus include the extraction of building materials for industrial businesses and construction companies.
    (417) 880-1013
    Central Stone
    3224 N Highway 67, Florissant, MO 63033
    Pope Institute is a national elder care and aging in place consulting firm headquartered in St. Louis Missouri. The mission of Pope Institute is to prompt change in the elder care system through empowering consumers and encouraging strategic elder care planning.
    (314) 830-9000
    Lorance Trucking
    Springfield, MO 65801
    (417) 887-5973
    Schildberg Construction Co Inc
    Graham, MO 64455
    (660) 939-4745
    Kelley Quarry
    19695 N Highway 133, Crocker, MO 65452
    (573) 759-3314
    Mertens Construction Co Inc
    Fulton, MO 65251
    (573) 642-2230
    Glasgow Quarries
    821 County Road 317, Glasgow, MO 65254
    (660) 338-2798
    Trager Limestone LLC
    6468 Highway Y, Chillicothe, MO 64601
    (660) 646-5831
    Base Rock Minerals
    6801 Vo Tech Rd, Bonne Terre, MO 63628
    (573) 358-1686
    Mansfield Lime & Stone Quarries Inc
    113 W Garfield Ave, Seymour, MO 65746
    (417) 935-4457
    Mtn Grove Quarries
    2504 Limestone Dr, Mountain Grove, MO 65711
    (417) 926-3940
    Boone Quarries
    21427 Dunham Rd, Hughesville, MO 65334
    (660) 829-5555
    Apac Central Inc/Mcclinton Anchor
    124 Quarry Ln, Pineville, MO 64856
    (417) 226-4833

    Quarries are loud, active places where rock is crushed using a variety of methods, such as dynamite or machines. To excavate rock, many methods must be employed, usually involving heavy machinery and explosives to break up big blocks and chunks of rock in the earth. Crucial to the mining and excavation industries, quarries are essentially open pits where rock such as limestone and marble is extracted. These rocks, some more delicate than others, are used in the production of minerals and materials ranging from slate to coal. Different quarries may specialize in mining different materials, such as chalk and clay, or even gypsum and sandstone. Blasting, drilling and other techniques are employed by workers to excavate mined materials such as granite. Masons and contractors frequently buy from quarry companies, as they need gravel, mortar sand, marble, and other natural stone for their building projects. Many safety precautions must be taken, as this business is extremely dangerous. Old, closed quarries have also been historically used among kids as swimming holes, also a dangerous, not to mention illegal, option. They often develop in and around lakes, and fill with water. Aggregate products such as cement, mulch, and crushed stone are other examples of important commodities that quarries produce. Typical customers of quarries include retail home improvement stores, contractors, gardeners, and landscapers. The supplies created by rock quarries are most often used in building and paving capacities. Quarries are usually found through business referrals or by a quick telephone or online directory search. With services ranging from equipment rentals and contractor referrals to delivery and on-site consultation, a quarry company can serve many purposes in a community.
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