Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Granite quarries

Biggest granite quarries:
Granite is a common and widely occurring type of intrusive, felsic, igneous rock. It is mined in so called granite quarries. The biggest granite quarry in the world and also the most spectacular looking is located in Graniteville in the sate of Vermont in the USA:

The world's largest open faced granite mine is found in Mount Airy in North Carolina in the United States:

Also in the U.S this grenite mine near Norcross in Georgia is located. It is also considered one of the largest granite quarries in the world in terms of output:

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