Quarrying Natural Stone - Selection to Extraction
This course is to observe an operating quarry with an overview of granite geology and composition. Understand fundamentals of quarrying granite by viewing an extraction operation that results in commonly used material. Witness how employing industry best practices support
sustainable operation goals toward social, economic and environmental responsibility.
Cold Spring, MN
Health, Safety and Welfare
Recall the geologic region of the granite formations and its quarrying history
Understand the composition of granite deposits with explanation of standard extraction methods, fabrication capabilities, and common uses in building and landscape design applications.
Examine the fundamentals of extracting, cutting, staging and transporting granite by viewing the quarry site and surrounding facility operations.
Observe how efforts of quarry reclamation support natural stone industry best practices and sustainability goals.
Todd Olson, Coldspring
Natural Stone Institute
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