Today was marked with a tour of the Central Quarry and a tour of the slab mill. I have visited several quarries in the US and abroad.And this is by far the most impressive, because of the sheer size.
Consider these items:
24,000 cu ft are quarried per day. To give you an idea how much stone that is – take a 42 ft semi flat bed trailer- it can typically hold no more than 300 cu ft. Now picture 80 of those trailers.
40,000 blocks are on the ground at any given point
The saws that excavate the blocks move 3.5 inches per minute
A big thank you to Evergreen Slate and Indiana Limestone for co-sponsoring this incredible educational opportunity!