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Active Quarries
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An open excavation or pit from which stone is obtained by digging, cutting, or blasting.

Expanded Description:
"The intent of this category is to document the rock and mineral removing industry."

Active, open quarries of all types are welcome. This may include stone quarries such as granite, marble, limestone or more common ones such as gravel and stone. They must be clearly identified as permanent, active quarries.

A quarry is different from a mine. Quarries are OPEN excavations, while mines are UNDERGROUND. Thus open pit mines will also qualify for inclusion in this category.
[Update 9/9/2013] Historical Quarries will also be accepted into this category on a case by case basis. There must be current evidence on the site of the former quarry and well documented evidence.
Instructions for Posting a Active Quarries Waymark:
1). PHOTOS: At least TWO good quality photos taken on a personal visit to the location are required. One must be a clear close-up of an identifying sign. The other should be of the actual quarry operation, unless physically restricted.

2). DESCRIPTION: Please write a description of the quarry with as much information as possible. Some things to include in the description: Date the quarry was opened, who operates it, materials quarried, size, etc. Also tell something about the location and access to the quarry. Is there a visitor center or other viewing area?

NOTE: Many quarries have restricted access. Do not trespass or put yourself at risk. If the actual quarry activities cannot be visited, then record your waymark at the nearest access point possible, as long as there is a sign and clear evidence that this is a currently active quarry. Indicate where the coordinate readings are recorded.

SPECIAL NOTE: While the details outlined in our category description, and the requirements listed in the posting instructions, cover the MINIMUM elements and standards for all waymarks in this category, each waymark will also be evaluated by a volunteer reviewer for overall quality and appropriateness. If a reviewer deems that there are deficiencies in some aspect of the waymark, the waymark may be either declined or accepted with request for changes and/or additions in either content or format.

Each waymark will be evaluated on its own merits. We will endeavor to be reasonable and flexible while maintaining the quality standards for the category. If there is a disagreement, try to work it out with the evaluating officer, or appeal to the group leader, but we reserve the right to accept or decline a waymark based on our best judgement.

LANGUAGE NOTE: We recognize waymarking as a global hobby and welcome waymarks from all countries. Because of our international scope, we also acknowledge ENGLISH as our lingua franca. English will create the highest level of accessibility globally. All waymarks must have at least a short description in ENGLISH. We encourage bilingual and multilingual waymarks, but one of the languages must be English. We have volunteer translators to help.

Relying on software or internet based translators, such as Babylon and Google Translate, may NOT yield accurate translations that are intelligible. Use these only when there is no alternative. Although we do not expect grammatical perfection, a waymark may be declined if there the English language is not understandable.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please give the date and short account of your visit to the quarry. Additional photos are welcomed, but not required.
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NN108.6 km

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Active QuarriesWestern Rock Products - Paria Quarry

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This Active Quarry is located on the north side of US Highway 89 approximately 42 miles east of Kanab, Utah.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: Utah

date approved: 5/6/2013

last visited: never

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SESE147.9 km

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Active Quarries100,000 Tons of Iron, Evaporated in Thin Air

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The site of a huge meteor impact, aquired in 1903 to mine the meteor's iron - but nothing was found.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: Arizona

date approved: 1/4/2007

last visited: 3/19/2015

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