Title:
Inside Danby Quarry
Town:
Danby
County:
Rutland
State:
Vermont
Date:
1860 - 1920
Description:
Image shows an adit, or horizontal entrance, into a mine where marble is taken. One can see where marble has been removed by different techniques. The lower walls have been cleanly cut in straight lines whereas the ceiling and upper walls appear to have been removed using equipment with teeth of some kind. Marble being made of calcite is a rather soft rock so excavation would not be too difficult. One section of wall is numbered. Metal rods can be seen coming out of the walls in several locations. Wheel or tire tracks can be seen on the floor.
Filename:
LS02217_000.jpg
Size:
2292 x 2903 pixels; 3051231 bytes
Original Filename:
Quarry15.JPG
Keywords:
Business; Quarries; Marble; Culture; Earth Materials; Earthwork; Geology; Human Activity; Marble; Nature; Rock excavation; Rocks; Rocks,Metamorphic; Tunneling; Work;
Source:
Vermont Historical Society
Submitted By:
Jens Hilke
Submitted On:
2004-04-12
Original Media:
Photograph
Relative Dating Rationale:
Photo quality
Times viewed:
2141
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