There are thousands of quarries all over the United States, and they are crucial to our day-to-day lives. By breaking up rocks, then crushing and sorting them, quarries provide rocks for our homes, businesses, roads, landscaping, sidewalks, and much more! The picture above is from a limestone quarry.
|Chances are there is a quarry within 25 miles of your house. Because rock is really heavy, the cost of getting it increases greatly with distance. After all, dump trucks use lots of fuel! You can use Google Maps to find quarries in your area. Look for them just outside of town near major roads.