Marble Quarries What Are They
Sep 10, 2019 At the quarry, it can take months before any marble is able to be extracted from the earth. But once it is, the process can finally begin. Dynamite is used to loosen the marble from the walls of the quarry, and then the stone is cut into blocks. Each block weighs roughly 15,000 to 25,000 pounds. Once the marble blocks are cut, the stone can be cut into thin pieces called slabs.