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Old 08-05-2009, 05:28 AM
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Got bored on my lunch, so i jumped in the truck and went to the observation area at work to take some pics. Heres where i work. Its the world's largest open faced granite quarry located in Mt. Airy, NC (better known as Mayberry from The Andy Griffith Show). NC Granite Corp. (my company) has been getting granite continuously out of this quarry since 1889 without interruption. There is enough granite there to last another 600 years or more ast the rate we cut at. We only cut and AVERAGE of 1" a year off the top. It goes down a couple of miles and is quite a few acres. here is the history History of the Quarry. We have provided granite for such things such as WWII memorial, Wright Brothers Memorial, most granite curbing in new England states, etc....and many more i dont kow about! I am a draftsman there. i draw out the stone for fabrication.

The Quarry:







One of the waterjets cutting granite blocks out! this thing has some crazy PSI!! it has to use ruby (I think) tips as they are the only things that can stand up to the pressure!



Pics in front of quarry at overlook area:





Hood Shot:



Access Road to Overlook Area:



Building i work in. It was built in 1924!:



Truck in front of my building



Chair we can make:



Slabs of granite for customer review:



Crated slabs ready to be shipped, probably granite pavers:



Raw slabs in holding area until time to cut:



Mayberry squad car that carries tourist around (no this is not our reg. squad cars, these are just for tourist to ride thru Mt airy in:

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Old 08-05-2009, 09:55 AM
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Great pics! Thanks for sharing them.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:58 AM
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Those are some big ole chunks of granite there. Your building is amazing looking! Does it stay really cool inside with the granite exterior?
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:45 PM
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Those are some big ole chunks of granite there. Your building is amazing looking! Does it stay really cool inside with the granite exterior?
un NO! it'd be hot w/o ac in here. the building looks good from outside, but needs remodeled on inside. the last time it was remodeled was in 1985! but its nice anyways
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With all the gravel and dust how do u keep your truck clean without washing it every day
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:00 PM
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your work place looks bigger then the uk lol
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:41 AM
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With all the gravel and dust how do u keep your truck clean without washing it every day
I HATE THE GRANITE DUST!!! i cant wash it everyday! i deal with the dirtyness till friday and then i wash it EVERY friday! Good thing is i dont work on the actual quarry, i work in the building shown, so i dont have to go through gravel or anything, BUT the dust is still there!

i can have it superclean sunday, and by monday noon, it has dust all over it!

my fix is as soon as i get a place, im getting a beat to drive to work and the Ranger aint never seein the quarry again!

I also have to be carful when i was it, i have to rinser her real good or that crap swirls paint
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Old 08-10-2009, 02:11 PM
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nice pics
i love your chrome grill on your XLT and your low profile truck box..
at first when i glanced at the pics of the quarry, i thought it was winter and all the white stuff was snow but cool anyways..share more pics in the future
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