Quarrying Natural Stone - Selection to Extraction

Start Date
07/02/2017
End Date
07/02/2019
Description
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.
Location
Coldspring, MN
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Design-Build
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
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.
Instructors
Coldspring Regional Sales Managers, Bill Eubank, Todd Olson, Karen Olah, Craig Gerber, Michael Butler, Kathy Spanier
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Course Codes
MIABSICS5
Provider
Natural Stone Institute


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