Latest Quarry Stories

2008-07-30 12:01:01

By Teresa Ann Boeckel, York Daily Record, Pa. Jul. 30--State police have cited seven people with trespassing at Funkhouser Quarry, the abandoned slate mine in Peach Bottom Township where swimmers have died in previous years. Troopers regularly check the quarry for trespassers "so we don't have any problems with drownings," said state police Lt. Barry Staub, commander of the Loganville barracks. Four people have drowned at the quarry since 1993. It was during a routine check of the...

2008-07-17 09:01:01

By Barbara O'Brien, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 17--Cheektowaga residents, Buffalo Crushed Stone and town officials are waiting for decisions that will affect the quarry and the Como Park Boulevard area for years to come. At stake is how much property can be mined at the limestone quarry, which has been located off Como Park Boulevard and Indian Road since 1929, and how long it will be mined. The company is seeking a permit from the state Department of Environmental Conservation to...

2006-06-03 09:11:26

THOMPSON FALLS, Mont. -- Paul Chambers' quarry at the base of the Cabinet Mountains is a hard-rock bazaar. Choose your look: Smooth slabs? Stackable stones? How about some football-size rock ornaments? In the hands of designers, the rock will become garden tables, waterfall spillways, rustic fireplaces or exterior facades. Chambers and his customers see those and more in the stone his crew extracts and moves to the outdoor showroom. He is in a growth industry. State records in Montana show...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.