Many of the older buildings are of a brown sandstone, quarried in or near the city.
Granite and limestone are quarried in the vicinity.
Limestone quarried in the same year was worth $124,690; and sandstone was valued at $39,216.
As quarried or mined free sulphur is always contaminated with limestone, gypsum, clay, &c.; the principle underlying its extraction from these impurities is one of simple liquation, i.e.
A thriving export trade is carried on in agricultural produce, condensed milk is manufactured, and slate is extensively quarried in the neighbourhood, while some coal is exported from the neighbouring fields.
end of the temple is the fountain Glauce cut out of a cube of rock, apparently left standing when the material for the temple was quarried around it.
Marble is quarried; and at El Torcal, 6 m.
In France and Germany the method of filling the space left by the removal of the coal with waste rock, quarried underground or sent down from the surface, which was originally used in connexion with the working of thick inclined seams by the method of horizontal slices, is now largely extended to long-wall workings on thin seams, and in Westphalia is made compulsory where workings extend below surface buildings, and safety pillars of unwrought coal are found to be insufficient.
The first marble quarry was opened in Dorset in 1785 and a second at Middlebury in 1805; and the first granite was quarried in 1812.
Luss has a considerable population, and there is some stone quarried near it.
For such purposes, as also for use as mirrors, masks and labrets, it was extensively employed, under the name, of itztli, by the ancient Mexicans, who quarried it at the Cerro de las Navajas, or "Hill of Knives," near Timapan.
In the neighbourhood granite of a fine quality is quarried, and the town possesses rope and sail works, breweries, distilleries, flour-mills and tanneries.
Grindstones have been quarried in Wood and Jackson counties.
The industries of the town include manufactures of cotton, silk, earthenware, machinery and tobacco, with brass and iron founding; while slate and stone are quarried, and there are coal, iron and lead mines in the neighbourhood.
The state house, built of granite quarried in the vicinity, occupies a commanding site along the south border of the city, and in it is the state library.
It has been quarried since 1785; marble monuments were first manufactured about 1808; and at South Dorset in 1818 marble seems first to have been sawed in blocks, the earlier method having been chiselling.
The granite was also quarried by the Romans, but is not now much worked.
Lime is quarried in the township. Lee was formerly a papermanufacturing place of great importance.
The most valuable immediate product of the state's mines and quarries for nearly every year from 1890 to 1908 was building stones of granite and gneiss, which are found in all parts of the state west of the " Fall Line "; the best grades of granite are quarried chiefly in Gaston, Iredell, Rowan, Surry and Wilkes counties.
Brownstone quarried in the vicinity is also an important export.
Several of the excavations in the limestone, which is extensively quarried, are incorporated in dwelling-houses.
In the south the granite core of this upland is revealed, and is quarried extensively about Bessbrook.
Granite was quarried in 1907 to the value of $102,050.
Gypsum, millstone and paving-stone are quarried in the vicinity.
She gave the sack of groceries undue attention as she quarried Lisa.
quarry from which other red marbles are taken; and at Roxbury, Washington county, a fine serpentine, called "green marble," or verde antique, is quarried.
Beds and nodules of chert are abundant in the upper parts of the limestone; at Bakewell it is quarried for use in the Potteries.
Limestone is quarried at Buxton, Millersdale and Matlock for lime, fluxing and chemical purposes.
Topography And Antiquities The Attic plain, -ro ircSlov, slopes gently towards the coast of the Saronic Gulf on the south-west; on the east it is overlooked by Mount Hymettus (3369 ft.); on the north-east by Pentelicus or Brilessus (3635 ft.) from which, in ancient and modern times, an immense quantity of the finest marble has been quarried; on the north-west by Parnes (4636 ft.), a continuation of the Boeotian Cithaeron, and on the west by Aegaleus (1532 ft.), which descends abruptly to the bay of Salamis.
From Seatoller in Borrowdale a road traverses Honister Pass (1100 ft.), whence it descends westward, beneath the majestic Honister Crags, where green slate is quarried, into the valley containing Buttermere (94 ft.
The famous Rutland marble is quarried in W.
The stony tufa (tufa litoide) is quarried as building-stone.
It was in these coast mountains of Algeria that the Romans quarried the celebrated Numidian marbles.
Marble of very fine quality and grain is extensively quarried and exported for architectural ornamentation and for furniture-making.
These are all quarried in the Pelew Islands, 200 m.
Most of the houses are built of white stone quarried in the neighbourhood.
The material (limestone) was quarried on the spot.
The south wall of Epipolae, considerable remains of which exist, shows traces of different periods in its construction, and was probably often restored.2 It is built of rectangular blocks of limestone generally quarried on the spot, about 53 ft.
In this neighbourhood excellent building-stone is quarried, which was used for the foundations of the Houses of Parliament in London, and is despatched to all parts of England.
Gudea was also a great builder, and the materials for his buildings and statues were brought from all parts of western Asia, cedar wood from the Amanus mountains, quarried stones from Lebanon, copper from northern Arabia, gold and precious stones from the desert between Palestine and Egypt, dolerite from Magan (the Sinaitic peninsula) and timber from Dilmun in the Persian Gulf.
Pietra forte of the Cretaceous period is quarried north and south of the city, and has been used for centuries as paving stone and for the buildings.
Pietra serena or macigno, a stone of a firm texture also used for building purposes, is quarried at Monte Ceceri below Fiesole.
It lies in a hilly district rich in coal and iron, while a hard basaltic intrusion known as Rowley rag is largely quarried.
Here the traveller ascending from the coast sees the first example of the jebel or highland towns, with their high three-storeyed houses, built of quarried stone, their narrow façades pierced with small windows with whitewashed borders and ornamented with varied arabesque patterns; each dar has the appearance of a small castle complete in itself, and the general effect is rather that of a cluster of separate forts than of a town occupied by a united community.
The mountain is quarried, and from 1267 onward supplied stone (trachyte) for the building of Cologne cathedral.
One of the chief products is building-stone, which is quarried by the Chinese.
Granite is quarried in the peninsula.
Near Tiverton and Cranston graphite has been quarried.
Granite is quarried in the neighbourhood and there is an extensive trade in grain.
Ennis has breweries, distilleries and extensive flour-mills; and in the neighbourhood limestone is quarried.
Mines of iron are worked, and various sorts of stone are quarried.
Limestones and sandstone are also profitably quarried, the value of the product in 1908 being $530,945 for limestone and $2337 for sandstone.
Salt is quarried on government account at Kalabagh and alum is largely obtained in the same neighbourhood.
The lightest of the monumental stone quarried at Quincy is called gold-leaf; it is bluish-green gray, speckled with black and light yellow brown.
The state ranked fifth in 1906 in the total value of stone quarried ($4,333,616), and eighth in 1908 ($ 2, 955, 1 95).
The tribes quarried by means of crowbars and picks of wood and bone.
A little slate is quarried, being taken from the rocks below the church, and exported in the small vessels which can visit Tintagel Haven in calm weather.
The manufactures include paraffin, paper, glass, chemicals, flour and whisky, and freestone is quarried.
On Christmas Island the phosphate has been quarried to depths of 100 ft.
Three distinct varieties of sandstone are quarried extensively.
The value of all sandstones quarried in 1908 was $1,774,843, an amount exceeded by no other state.
From an extensive deposit of blue-black magnesian limestone at Glens Falls are taken the choicest varieties of black marble quarried in the United States.
The marble quarried in 1908 was valued at $706,858.
lower Hudson Valley, and in the adjacent highlands, but they are not extensively quarried.
end, and were approached by a flight of steps now quarried away.
Some light grey sandstone found in Rocky Canon, Gallatin county, looks much like the Berea (Ohio) sandstone; and a sandstone quarried at Columbus, Yellowstone county, was manufactured into grindstones equal to those made from the Berea stone.
of the Red river valley granite and gneiss are found, but these materials are not quarried.
Yellowveined black marble, known as Portoro, and building-stone are quarried here and in the fortified island of Palmaria to the east of Portovenere.
Slate rocks are quarried both above ground and below ground, according as they lie near to or distant from the surface.
When the rock is much removed from the surface, or inconveniently situated for open workings, it is quarried in underground chambers reached by levels driven through the intervening mass and across or along the beds.
The Maryland building stone, of which there is an abundance of good quality, consists chiefly of granites, limestones, slate, marble and sandstones, the greater part of which is quarried in the east section of the Piedmont Plateau especially in Cecil county, though some limestones, including those from which hydraulic cement is manufactured, and some sandstones are obtained from the western part of the Piedmont Plateau and the east section of the Appalachian region; the value of stone quarried in the state in 1907 was $1,439,355, of which $1,183,753 was the value of granite, $142,825 that of limestone, $98,918 that of marble, and $13,859 that of sandstone.
In 1907 the total value of limestone quarried in the state was $891,500, and of all stone, $1,002,450.
Ironstone and roofing slates are quarried, and there is some industry in agatepolishing and the manufacture of trinkets.
Minerals.-The most important of the mineral products of New Hampshire, which has long been known as " the Granite State," is granite, which is quarried in the southern part of the state in the area of " Lake Winnepesaukee gneiss," near Concord, Merrimack county, near Milford, Hillsboro county, and E.
of Sunapee are quarried two kinds of monumental stone: the " light Sunapee," a light bluish-grey biotite-muscovite, finer than the Concord granite, and capable of a good polish and of fine carving; and the " black pearl " or " dark Sunapee," a dark bluish-grey quartz-diorite, which seems black mottled with white when polished, and which is coarser than the " light Sunapee."
The value of granite quarried in the state increased from $195,000 in 1887 to $1,147,097 in 1902, when building stone was valued at $619,916, monumental stone at $346,735 and paving stone at $101,548.
In that year New Hampshire ranked fourth among the states in output of granite, with 6.3% of the total value of granite quarried in the entire country; in 1908 the value of granite ($867,028) was exceeded by that of each of seven other states but was more than one-half of the total value of all mineral products of the state.
Engineering and iron works (as at Bowling and Low Moor) are extensive; and the freestone of the neighbourhood is largely quarried, and in Bradford itself its use is general for building.
Building-stone is quarried near the town.
Sandstone is quarried on several islands, and distilleries are found in Pomona (near Kirkwall and Stromness).
Blue slate-stone used for building purposes is quarried.
At Blacksod Bay the granite has been quarried as an ornamental stone.
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The total value of the limestone output in 1908 amounted to $4,057,471, and the total value of all stone quarried was $6,371,152.
Soapstone is quarried in Montgomery and Northampton counties, phosphate rock, in Juniata county; rocks from which mineral paints are made, in several counties, and there is some garnet in Delaware county.
Each of the twelve pillars of the portico is a single block of stone, quarried at Dalserf, midway between Hamilton and Lanark, and required thirty horses to draw it to its site.
Limestone appears in various places, and in the north-east a light grey marble is quarried for lime.
The city ships large quantities of building and flag stones quarried in the vicinity.
Stone quarried in the vicinity is exported, and the city is near the centre of the Sauk county iron range.
Some way below Bellegarde, between Le Parc and Pyrimont, the Rhone becomes officially "navigable," though as far as Lyons the navigation now consists all but wholly of the floating of flat-bottomed boats, named g igues, laden chiefly with stone quarried from the banks of the river.
Extensive remains of this village exist, though they are being rapidly quarried away for building; some inscriptions of great importance have been found here.
Fine granite is quarried at Grafversfors, 71 m.
From these rocks in the Ottawa valley are quarried or mined granite, marble, magnificent blue sodalite, felspar, talc, actinolite, mica, apatite, graphite and corundum; the latter mineral, which occurs on a larger scale here than elsewhere, is rapidly replacing emery as an abrasive.
The cliffs bordering the Nile are largely quarried for limestone and sandstone.
A hard and fine-grained quartzite sandstone was quarried at Jebel Ahmar behind Heliopolis, and basalt was found thence along the eastern edge of the Delta to near the Wadi Tumilat.
Red granite was obtained from the First Cataract, breccia and diorite were quarried from very early times in the Wadi Hammamat, on the road from Coptos to the Red Sea, and porphyry was brought, chiefly in Roman times but also in the prehistoric age, from the same region at Jebel Dokhn.
The blocks were quarried by cleavage; a groove was run along the line intended, and about 2 ft.
The most importai* pictorial tombs of Beni Hasan belong to this age; the great princes appear to have largely quarried stone for their palaces, and to have cut the quarry in the form of a regular chamber, which served for the tomb chapel.
The latter was the celebrated Labyrinth, which has been entirely quarried away, so that only banks of chips and a few blocks remain.
quarried largely, and left a series of great granite decrees along his Suez canal; he also built the great temple in the oasis of Kharga.
Feldspar, quartz and granite are quarried in the environs.
The marble, which was exported from the 6th century B.C., and used by Praxiteles and other great Greek sculptors, was obtained by means of subterranean quarries driven horizontally or at a descending angle into the rock, and the marble thus quarried by lamplight got the name of Lychnites, Lychneus (from lychnos, a lamp), or Lygdos (Plin.
Granite is quarried and exported.
With the exception of the counties of Orkney, Shetland, Caithness, Sutherland and Inverness, granite is quarried in every shire in Scotland, but the industry predominates in Aberdeenshire, and is of considerable importance in Kirkcudbrightshire; limestone is quarried in half of the counties, but especially in Midlothian and Fife; large quantities of paving-stones are exported from Caithness and Forfarshire, and there are extensive slate quarries at Ballachulish and other places in Argyllshire, which furnishes three-fourths of the total supply.
Sandstone, of which the total production in 1905 was 1,142,135 tons valued at £320,761, is quarried in nearly every county, but the industry flourishes particularly in the shires of Lanark, Dumfries, Ayr and Forfar.
Sandstone, quarried in 10 counties, was valued in 1905 at $29,115 and in 1906 at $19,125.
On the north-west shore is a cliff where bloodstones are quarried.
In 1719, while Prince Elbeuf of the house of Lorraine, in command of the armies of Charles VI., was seeking crushed marble to make plaster for his new villa near Portici, he learned from the peasants that there were in the vicinity some pits from which they not only quarried excellent marble, but had extracted many statues in the course of years (see Jorio, Notizia degli scavi d'Ercolano, Naples, 1827).
In all cases the bricks have been made, the stone quarried and dressed, the timber sawn, the iron cast, forged and wrought by the prisoners.
Sandstones and quartzites were also quarried in 1902 in Albany, Crook and Uinta counties.
Limestone is found in the region west of the Blue Ridge, and has been quarried extensively, the product, used chiefly for flux, being valued in 1908 at $645,385.
The finest of the novaculite rocks of central Arkansas are quarried near the city.
Iron ores are widely distributed, but have not been developed; graphite is mined in Colfax county; mica in Taos county, and to a small extent in Rio Arriba county; marble is quarried in Otero county and sandstone in Bernalillo, Colfax and San Miguel counties.
The visible work was all of very fine white marble, quarried about 7 m.
Its material was then quarried extensively for the construction of the great cathedral of St John Theologos on the neighbouring hill (Ayassoluk), and a large Byzantine building (a church?) came into existence on the central part of its denuded site, but did not last long.
abounds in the district and is extensively quarried.
Granite is quarried and silicious sand, employed in glass-making is found.
Other minerals of economic value are sandstone, quarried at Boise, Ada county, at Preston, Oneida county, and at Goshen, Prospect and Idaho Falls, Bingham county, valued at $22,265 in 1905, and at $11,969 in 1906; limestone, valued at $14,105 in 1905 and at $12,600 in 1906, used entirely for the local manufacture of lime, part of which was used in the manufacture of sugar; and coal, in the Horseshoe Bend and Jerusalem districts in Boise county, in Lemhi county near Salmon City, and in E.
The total value of the lumber and timber products, the furniture products, and the planing-mill products amounted in 1900 to $80,999,685; the value of those manufactures based upon minerals mined or quarried amounted in the same year to $83,730,930.
Granite is found in Morris and Sussex counties, but is not extensively quarried; there are extensive quarries of sandstone in the Piedmont section; and limestone and trap rock are important mineral resources.
In 1907 the total value of stone quarried in the state was $1,523,312, of which $995,436 was the value of trap rock, $ 2 74,45 2 of limestone, $177,667 of sandstone and $75,757 of granite.
The Fox Island granite comes from the quarries on Vinalhaven Island and the surrounding islands, and on Vinalhaven were quarried monolithic columns 51.5 to 54 ft.
Black granite was quarried in 1907 at 12 quarries, in York, Lincoln, Waldo, Penobscot and Washington counties.
Limestone abounds, especially in the south-east part of the state, but it is quarried chiefly in Knox county.
Slate is quarried chiefly in Piscataquis county, most of it being used for roofing, but some for blackboards; in 1907 the amount quarried in Maine was valued at $236,106.
About 1896 some remarkably white and pure feldspar began to be quarried in Androscoggin, Oxford and Sagadahoc counties, but afterwards the spar mined in Maine was of less excellent quality; in 1907 the production in Maine was valued at $157,334, the total for the entire country being $499, 06 9.
Garnets are found in the Sierra de Gata and in the Sierra Nevada fine marble is quarried.
Some marble is quarried at Beaver in Beaver county, and Utah onyx has been used for interior decoration, notably in the city and county building of Salt Lake City.
It was formed of a rubble mound quarried by convict labour at the summit of the island, and was lowered by a wire-rope incline to the sea.
The blue-grey Chuckanut sandstone is quarried on the shore of Chuckanut Bay, south of Bellingham; and a coarse, dark-brown sandstone is quarried on Sucia Island, west of the city.
In 1908 the total value of stone quarried was $2,306,058.
Tripoli is quarried particularly in Newton county, where it has been produced since 1872, and though not produced in great quantities has value from its general scarcity.
Limestone is quarried all over the state (except in the embayment region).
The present houses have for the most part been quarried from ancient ruins; of the palace of the princes of Azerbaijan there remains a gateway with a Persian inscription, flanked by two brick towers; and at a little distance stands the so-called Tower of the Khans, a richly decorated twelve-sided structure, 102 ft.
Very durable grey granite has been quarried near Aberdeen for more than 300 years, and blocked and dressed paving "setts," kerb and building stones, and monumental 'and other ornamental work of granite have long been exported from the district to all parts of the world.
Rich antimony and calamine mines are worked by a French undertaking, and good marble is quarried by an Italian company.
The value of the limestone quarried in 1908 was $3, 6 43, 261, as compared with $2,553,502 in 1902.
The quicklime as quarried from the bluffs slakes perfectly, and with sand makes a fairly good mortar, without calcination or other previous preparation.
In 1907 and 1908 the state ranked fifth among the states of the country in the value of granite quarried; in 1902 it ranked fifteenth.
In 1907 and 1908 Wisconsin ranked seventh among the states in the value of limestone quarried.
There are several fine public buildings, mostly built of red brick and a fine-grained white stone quarried in the neighbourhood.
Mankato has an extensive trade in dairy and agricultural products (especially grain), stone (a pinkish buff limestone is quarried in the vicinity), and forest products.
The manufactures of Quincy were long unimportant, with the exception of "Quincy granite,'" which was first quarried in 1825,-this being the first "systematic siliceous crystalline rock quarrying" in New England-and of which the output in the form of tombstones and monuments in 1905 was valued at $2,018,198, and in the form of "marble and stone work" was valued at $364,924.
For a description of the granite quarried in the vicinity of Quincy, see T.
The purest flints have the most perfect conchoidal fracture, and prehistoric man is known to have quarried or mined certain bands of flint which were specially suitable for his purposes.
Gypsum, limestone, freestone and marble are quarried; there are also mines of copper, lead, iron, zinc and rock salt.
In the middle ages there was a communism in learning, but if Rashi used some of the stones quarried and drafted by others, it was to his genius that the finished edifice was due.
The principal member of the Inferior Oolite is the Lincolnshire limestone, which is an important water-bearing bed and is quarried at Lincoln, Ponton, Ancaster, and Kirton Lindsey for building stone.
Freestone is quarried around Ancaster, and good oolite building stone is quarried near Lincoln and other places.
It is partly composed of granite, which was quarried here by the Romans, and is still used; the island is fertile, and produces wine and fruit, the cultivation of which has taken the place of the forests of which Rutilius spoke (Itin.
Coal and iron are the chief minerals; sandstone for building purposes is quarried near Bilaspur and Seorinarain.
abounds in the parish, and is quarried in several places.
This is seen as a possible future way of recycling waste glass and at the same time reducing the demand for quarried aggregates.
Locally quarried breccia is the predominant material, once quarried from the breccia outcrop on Loton deer park.
chisel when first quarried but exposure to the wind soon hardens it.
good durable white freestone and limestone is quarried here, but its principal mineral is coal, which it produces in great abundance.
The three masonry approach spans at each end are built of locally quarried granite.
Quarry sap - the moisture found in most newly quarried stone which quickly dries out forming the case hardening.
It has been extensively quarried and is the site of numerous limekilns.
These include deep quarried limestone, slate, granite, and sandstone.
With the passing of seven decades, the roadside memorial made of stone quarried at Verdun, had developed a dangerous list.
At Helwith in Ribblesdale, the hard, dark grey-green mudstone quarried there is much in demand today for producing skid resistant roadstone.
quarrychurch which rose from the ashes was built from locally quarried magnesium limestone and heavily restored in the nineteenth century.
quarrynby is predominantly built of the hard red sandstone quarried on Lazonby Fell.
High quality millstones called querns were quarried for use in watermills.
It was originally an estate village whose inhabitants quarried red sandstone in the surrounding area.
serpentine rock is also quarried, mainly in the Lizard district; ornaments are produced from it.
The quarried slate was taken to Wadebridge and Padstow by barge and then transported further afield or used locally.
Not all the stone quarried in the Dales was used for purely utilitarian purposes.
Here the traveller ascending from the coast sees the first example of the jebel or highland towns, with their high three-storeyed houses, built of quarried stone, their narrow faÃ§ades pierced with small windows with whitewashed borders and ornamented with varied arabesque patterns; each dar has the appearance of a small castle complete in itself, and the general effect is rather that of a cluster of separate forts than of a town occupied by a united community.
(See Charterhouse.) Godalming has manufactures of paper, leather, parchment and hosiery, and some trade in corn, malt, bark, hoops and timber; and the Bargate stone, of which the parish church is built, is still quarried.
The principal quarries are in Dodge, Green Lake (a blackish granite is quarried at Utley and a pinkish rhyolite at Berlin), Marathon, Marinette, Marquette, Sauk, Waupaca and Waushara counties.
The church which rose from the ashes was built from locally quarried magnesium limestone and heavily restored in the nineteenth century.
Lazonby is predominantly built of the hard red sandstone quarried on Lazonby Fell.
Serpentine rock is also quarried, mainly in the Lizard district; ornaments are produced from it.
Ironstone within a small outcrop of the Lower Greensand at Seend was formerly quarried and the ore smelted on the spot.
Stones quarried in the US or Canada will typically run less per square foot than those quarried in other countries and shipped over.
Good sandstone is quarried in the vicinity.
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