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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

A quarry is a place from which dimension stone, rock, construction aggregate, riprap, sand, gravel, or slate has been excavated from the ground. A quarry is distinctly different from an open-pit mine from which minerals are extracted. An example of this difference between quarrying and mining would be that limestone is quarried whereas the mineral lime is mined.

The word quarry can also include the underground quarrying for stone, such as Bath stone.


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