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LS13509_000
Proctor Quarry

Title:
Proctor Quarry
Town:
Proctor
County:
Rutland
State:
Vermont
Date:
1903
Description:
This stereoview depicts the marble quarry in Proctor. It is famed as the largest single quarry opening in the world. The walls of the quarry have horizontal layers, due to the technique of removing marble. There are wood planks piled on the top of the quarry on the left side of the image. Chunks of marble are visible on the bottom of the quarry. Information with the image reads as follows: "This, the largest marble quarry in the world, is operated by the Vermont Marble Company, which obtained the foremost rank among companies operating in marble throughout the world. Its precedence came from the masterly ability of its first president, Redfield Proctor, who greatly simplified the methods of quarrying and substituted machinery for manual labor. Professor Brainard, in his 'Marble Border of Western New England,' states that the marble formation of this region extends along the western borders of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont, and into New York south of Lake Champlain. These great beds are from 1,000 to 2,000 feet in thickness, though only certain layers of the middle portion are suitable for the production of marble for building or statuary. The prevailing colors of Vermont marble are white and bluish; but green mottled, and blue-black, even pink and chocolate-red varieties are found in abundance."
Filename:
LS13509_000.jpg
Size:
5520 x 2708 pixels; 6412387 bytes
Original Filename:
PMKB_0019.jpg
Original Metadata:
Marble Quarry, Vt., U.S.A.--Largest Single Quarry Opening in the World. This, the largest marble quarry in the world, is operated by the Vermont Marble Company, which obtained the foremost rank among companies operating in marble throughout the world. Its precedence came from the masterly ability of its first president, Redfield Proctor, who greatly simplified the methods of quarrying and substituted machinery for manual labor./ Professor Brainard, in his "Marble Border of Western New England," states that the marble formation of this region extends along the western borders of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont, and into New York south of Lake Champlain. These great beds are from 1,000 to 2,000 feet in thickness, though only certain layers of the middle portion are suitable for the production of marble for building or statuary./ The prevailing colors of Vermont marble are white and bluish; but green mottled, and blue-black, even pink and chocolate-red varieties are found in abundance.
Keywords:
Quarries and quarrying; Culture; Earth Materials; Geology; Human Activity; Marble; Marble industry and trade; Nature; Rocks; Rocks,Metamorphic; Work;
Source:
The Vermont Marble Museum
Submitted By:
Kristina Brown
Submitted On:
2008-06-13
Original Media:
Stereoview
Scanning/Digitization/Creation Notes:
MacBook OS X Version 10.5.2 CanoScan LiDE 90
Image Scanned By:
Kristina Brown
Publisher:
Keystone View Company
Times viewed:
505
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