place from which dimension stone, rock, construction aggregate etc. has been excavated from the ground

A quarry is a type of open pit mine that is used to get rocks and minerals from the ground. Quarries are often used to cut stone from the ground in large pieces or blocks. These are called dimension stones. They are used for building things. Some quarries fill with water to make small lakes when they are no longer being used for mining.

The largest granite quarry in the world is run by Rock of Ages Corporation in Vermont, USA..[1]



  1. "ROCK OF AGES" (PDF). Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 21 October 2010.