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Family’s quarrying history runs in the blood

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Richard Sharp’s grandfather William Sharp working on one of New Zealand’s early roads, circa 1866.

Typically a small, hand-fed crushing plant would produce between 20 and 25 cubic yards of aggregate per day. The rock would be hand-drilled and small shots fired. Cyril Sharp is circled on the hill.

An early dump truck drops rock into the crushing plant.

Andrews & Beaven of Christchurch designed and manufactured this “closed circuit” portable crusher for Cyril Sharp.

Until the mid-1950s, face shovels were used to extract rock from the quarry face.



Thursday, 21 June, 2018 03:28am
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