quarry

Greener Pastures: Krukowski Stone Company Began as a Wisconsin Dairy Farm

by | May 20, 2021

Krukowski Stone Company quarries two distinctly different stone types: Aqua Grantique and Quartz sandstone. Although they are quarried only a mile apart, they’re separated by more than 1 billion years of geologic time.

American Stone, High-End Aesthetics, and Alabama Jobs at AM3 Stone

by | Apr 23, 2021

The team at AM3 offers no shortage of enthusiasm and ambition as they strive to help an American marble reach its full potential.

Alabama Underground: The Transformation of Vetter Stone’s Alabama Quarry

by | Mar 22, 2021

Thanks in part to labor laws, environmental laws, and unions, American quarries have gradually become less dangerous workplaces with better pay and benefits. The sense of appreciation and trust among the three managers is palpable, and it’s clear they feel a sense of satisfaction in their efforts to make the job better and safer for everyone.

TexaStone Quarries – A Sustainable Product from the Permian Basin

by | Feb 17, 2021

TexaStone taps into 16 individual quarry pits to produce six different varieties of limestone. A 55,000 square-foot fabrication shop sits on the property, equipped with state-of-the art machinery.

Vetter Stone: A Bedrock Family Tradition

by | Dec 18, 2020

Throughout the evolution of this American limestone company, two things have always been in plentiful supply at Vetter Stone: stone and Vetters. And both are here to stay.

A Mountain with a Heart of Marble: Going Underground with Vermont Danby Marble

by | Nov 13, 2020

Tucked inside Dorset Mountain is the world’s largest underground marble quarry, spanning an area of about 16 football fields and stretching for over a mile – all underground. There’s one entrance to the Vermont Danby quarry, and it’s the same one that’s been in use for over 100 years.

Colorado Marble: American Stone Meets Italian Tradition

by | Sep 29, 2020

Colorado Marble is prized for the stone’s pure color, pure composition (99.56% calcium carbonate), light veining, and consistency of the pattern throughout the formation. These attributes and beauty – in addition to the sheer quantity of stone present – give Colorado marble a place of prominence in the world market.

Rocky Mountain Quartzite: An Iconic Stone from the American West

by | Jul 31, 2020

The story of Rocky Mountain Quartzite is a classic American success story that brings together all the necessary elements: favorable geology, a product that could distinguish itself from others, and a business plan and workforce that could develop the company to its full potential.

Stony Creek Granite: Bedrock of America

by | Jun 29, 2020

Every block of stone holds a story. Not just in its geologic past, but also in the ways that stone becomes part of human history. Behind every successful quarry is a collaboration between the forces of nature that created the stone, and human inventiveness that built it into a successful venture.

Use Natural Stone: As Seen on Make This Place Your Home

by | Oct 23, 2018

Join us as we travel to Danby, Vermont to discover the beauty and versatility of genuine natural stone. We’re traveling inside the historic Danby Quarry to get a rare glimpse of how natural stone is quarried. #UseNaturalStone

How to Use Natural Stone in Sustainable Ways

by | Dec 14, 2017

Some businesses, like Minnesota-based Coldspring, have an entire sustainability mindset and are working to be environmentally-responsible stone producers.

Why I Use Natural Stone: A Conversation with Vinny Tavares

by | Sep 5, 2017

Read why Vinny Tavares, owner and founder of Aria Stone Gallery, uses natural stone over engineered quartz. Is quartz a natural stone or artificial?

Travertine: Watching Stones Form in Real-Time

by | Jul 7, 2017

How travertine is formed and how to use as a building material.

The 21st Century Quarry Video

by | May 23, 2017

Technology has made the modern quarry a much different place. Take a first-hand look at several quarry operations. Diamond wire tooling has helped make the quarrying and slabbing process more affordable and efficient.

Creative Reclamation: Quarry Park and Nature Preserve

by | Aug 31, 2016

What happens to old quarries after they are no longer operational?

Treasures Await the Curious at Pete the Miner’s Sunrise Mine Enterprises

by | Aug 5, 2016

A miner’s gallery featuring hand-carved stone and historic mining artifacts.