quarry

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

by | Nov 13, 2020 | Educate

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 | Educate

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 | Educate

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 | Educate

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 | Videos

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 | Educate, Inspire

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 | Inspire

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 | Educate

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

The 21st Century Quarry Video

by | May 23, 2017 | Videos

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 | Inspire

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 | Inspire

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