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Many of the quarries in and around Caen are well-preserved time capsules, filled with traces of the civilians who hid there and their ordeals during the D-Day offensive.

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The sites that provided refuge on D-Day

To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, a quarry in northern France that sheltered thousands of civilians is being ‘preserved’ by 3-D modelling and will be able to be ‘toured’ as soon as next year. Read more »
Manod Quarry today. There is little sign now (as then) that it was once housed some of Britain’s national treasures. Image courtesy of bbc.co.uk

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Unassuming Welsh site’s vital wartime role

Quarries have been repurposed for the most unusual of assignments, but few in history can match the importance of Manod Quarry in north Wales. Read more »
The Wiradjuri Traditional Owners at the formal gazettal of the Bomen Axe Quarry in 2011.

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Council seeks feedback on land bordering Indigenous quarry

Wagga Wagga Council is currently undertaking community consultation on proposed plans to develop an area of council-owned land adjacent to the Bomen Axe Quarry. Read more »
While he spent a lot of time wearing black, Peter’s fashion sense could also be quite colourful!

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Peter Barro: An enduring legacy

In late 2018 the extractive industry lost one of its stalwarts and advocates at a relatively young age. John Mitas reflects on the life, work and passion of Peter Barro. Read more »
The Rockhampton Regional Council granted approval for a granite quarry at Kabra, Bouldercombe, in a little over three months.

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Council gives nod for granite quarry in record time

Bucking the trend of delayed approvals and rejections, a Queensland council has given the green light to a regional quarry for granite extraction in less than four months. Read more »
The sandstone-constructed Ross Bridge, flanked by the village’s Uniting Church building. Photo courtesy of exploroz.com

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Historic site to become tourist drawcard

A disused Tasmanian sandstone quarry could become a major tourist attraction with an injection of state funds. Read more »
Councillors recently discussed with the Queensland Government the findings of the feasibility study report on the disused Bridge Street Quarry in Toowoomba (pictured).

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Cabinet, council mull over quarry project

A feasibility study to upgrade a century-old disused quarry was discussed by Queensland Government cabinet ministers when they visited Toowoomba in mid-September. Read more »
The Damon Memorial building today. The Oxblood red of the sandstone has faded over time.

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The granite mine that failed to strike gold

A mystery about the possible presence of gold veins in granite used for a memorial building in the 19th century may have been solved 130 years later. Read more »
The Broken Head Quarry (pictured) in Byron Bay has agreed to rehabilitate and revegetate its exhausted site.

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Site’s environmental role in landmark outcome

Collaboration between a quarry owner and a state planning and environment agency has led to a conservation breakthrough. Read more »
The Tarlo River was diverted to prevent the Chatsbury Slate Quarry from filling. Today, the river’s steep edges are still lined with slate.

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Slate site steeped in history

A slate quarry near Goulburn, NSW is replete with history - and several cities across the country share a piece of its legacy. Read more »
Franklin’s owner Frank Beyette plans to transform a quarry (pictured) opposite his restaurant into an outdoor music venue. Photo by Robert Layman, Rutland Herald.

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Idle quarry mooted as a live music venue

An old marble quarry could become home to rock of a very different kind if plans by a restaurateur to transform it into an outdoor music venue succeed. Read more »
Two workers scale the cliffs of the quarry to remove any clutter that could harm quarry workers. Image courtesy: The New York Times.

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History of marble brought to light

The demand for marble currently fuelled by the Middle East has brought the rich back story of the marble-producing quarries of Italy back into the spotlight. Read more »
Villa Maria’s award-winning McDiarmid Hill vineyard, as pictured from the entrance to Patutahi Quarry.

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Good neighbours: A story of fine wine and lime

It’s not often you come across a situation in which the quarry neighbour gratefully appreciates any dust coming their way. Alan Titchall explains. Read more »
The cup marks found at Kaizer Hill quarry appear to be evidence of early large-scale tool manufacture.

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Ancient quarry captures civilisation’s cultural evolution

A primitive quarry that was recently uncovered is believed to be evidence of shifting attitudes at a time when civilisation was moving towards agricultural practices. Read more »
The Quarry Amphitheatre is now a popular outdoor venue for concerts and other stage productions.

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Limestone quarry’s second life

A former quarry that is now used for performing arts and other local events once played a prominent role in the development of a major Australian city. Read more »

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