Definition of quarrying
: the business, occupation, or act of extracting useful material (such as building stone) from quarries
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After talking specifically about coal mining, Trump cites a figure for all mining jobs – including gas, oil, metal ores, coal and nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying.
That includes not just coal but also oil and gas extraction, metal ore mining, stone quarrying and other jobs.
Pruitt’s staff pointed to job gains across the overall mining sector — which includes oil and natural gas drilling, metal ore mining and stone quarrying.
That includes not just coal but also oil and gas extraction, metal ore mining, stone quarrying and other unrelated jobs.
The quarrying operation started in 1847 and continued until 1992, employing thousands of workers over the years and providing sandstone that was used all over the nation, including the Lorain Avenue bridge in Cleveland.
The Ministry of Mines and Energy, which is responsible for granting and regulating concessions for limestone quarrying, declined to comment.
A far bigger risk is large-scale limestone quarrying by companies producing cement.
Michelangelo was a native of the quarrying world, fluent in its ways, but the sculptor who chose the block, Agostino di Duccio, was largely ignorant of them.
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