Mike Lockwood, from Camp Stone, visited a stone quarry in 2004 and gave me some pictures to post here.
This is a quarry from Northern New Mexico extracting New Mexican Buff. It is a great looking stone!
This is a front view of the quarry. You can see how the layers of hills are formed from taking out the Buff Stone.
Here is a little closer shot of what the layers look like.
From the side, you can see the cracks and natural fissures in the massive boulders. By prying the stone up, we get the shape and size of our stone.
The truck is actually driving on the stone itself.
There are many quarries around the world and United States. It's still great to think that the building material used by Great Ancient Societies is still popular today. It makes me think that a thousand years from now, with all of man's technology, there will still be construction done with stone.
Now you know where the stone that makes our houses look so good comes from.
I found another nice stone quarry that you can check out here!
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