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"Unveiling the Hidden Beauty: Exploring the World of Quarries" Titterstone Quarry EAW020122: A glimpse into the rugged charm of this quarry

Background imageQuarry Collection: Titterstone Quarry EAW020122

Titterstone Quarry EAW020122
Titterstone Quarry, Clee Hill, Shropshire. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in 1948

Background imageQuarry Collection: Dhustone EAW020127

Dhustone EAW020127
Dhu Stone Quarries, Clee Hill, Shropshire. Photographed from the south-west by Aerofilms Ltd in 1948

Background imageQuarry Collection: Bristol 156 Beaufighter IV a quartet in quest of their

Bristol 156 Beaufighter IV a quartet in quest of their quarry Just under 6, 000 Beaufighters were to be built

Background imageQuarry Collection: Buddon Wood, Mountsorrel, Swithland, Leicestershire

Buddon Wood, Mountsorrel, Swithland, Leicestershire
Sketch of the granite (or syenite) district viewed from Swithland Old Slate Quarry, including Buddon Wood, Mountsorrel, Kinchley Hill and Brazil Wood, Leicestershire

Background imageQuarry Collection: Mormons cutting stone for their temple, Utah

Mormons cutting stone for their temple, Utah
Quarrying stone for the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageQuarry Collection: Man at work, Dinorwig Slate Quarry, North Wales

Man at work, Dinorwig Slate Quarry, North Wales
A man at work, 150 feet up on the main face of Dinorwig (or Dinorwic) Slate Quarry, near Llanberis, North Wales

Background imageQuarry Collection: Splitting Slates

Splitting Slates
A workman uses a hammer and chisel to split slates in the biggest slate quarry in the world at Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, Wales

Background imageQuarry Collection: Buddon Wood, Kinchley Hill, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire

Buddon Wood, Kinchley Hill, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire
Sketch of the Swithland area of Leicestershire, looking north-east towards Buddon Wood, Kinchley Hill and Mountsorrel, by Reverend Baden Powell (1796-1860), father of Robert Baden Powell. 1859

Background imageQuarry Collection: General view of Dinorwig Slate Quarry, North Wales

General view of Dinorwig Slate Quarry, North Wales
A general view of Dinorwig (or Dinorwic) Slate Quarry, near Llanberis, North Wales, soon to be changed for ever with the construction of a new dam

Background imageQuarry Collection: Penrhyn quarry, the largest slate quarry in Wales, Bethesda, Snowdonia

Penrhyn quarry, the largest slate quarry in Wales, Bethesda, Snowdonia, North Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageQuarry Collection: Cwmorthin Quarry, Gwynedd, north Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Cwmorthin Quarry, Gwynedd, north Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageQuarry Collection: Rano Raraku, the quarry site for all moai statues on Easter Island (Isla de Pascua) (Rapa Nui)

Rano Raraku, the quarry site for all moai statues on Easter Island (Isla de Pascua) (Rapa Nui), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chile, South America

Background imageQuarry Collection: Aerial image of China Clay (Kaolin) Quarries, St. Austell, Cornwall, England

Aerial image of China Clay (Kaolin) Quarries, St. Austell, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageQuarry Collection: Bingham Canyon copper mine

Bingham Canyon copper mine, largest man-made hole in the world, United States of America, North America

Background imageQuarry Collection: Wheal Coates Mine, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Wheal Coates Mine, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageQuarry Collection: Blocks being cut in a marble quarry used by Michaelangelo, Apuan Alps, Tuscany

Blocks being cut in a marble quarry used by Michaelangelo, Apuan Alps, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

Background imageQuarry Collection: Chuqui open-pit copper mine, 4km long, 720m d eep, trucks each carrying 300t of ore

Chuqui open-pit copper mine, 4km long, 720m d eep, trucks each carrying 300t of ore, Chuquicamata, Calama, Chile, South America

Background imageQuarry Collection: Close-up of moai heads still within the crater from where they were quarried

Close-up of moai heads still within the crater from where they were quarried and carved at Rano Raraku on Easter Island (Rapa Nui), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chile, Pacific, South America

Background imageQuarry Collection: General view of Porthoustock, St Keverne, Cornwall. 1908

General view of Porthoustock, St Keverne, Cornwall. 1908
General view of the east side of the beach and village, with boats on the shore. Photographer: Herbert Hughes

Background imageQuarry Collection: Moai sculptures in various stages of completion at Rano Raraku

Moai sculptures in various stages of completion at Rano Raraku, the quarry site for all moai on Easter Island, Rapa Nui National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Easter Island (Isla de Pascua)

Background imageQuarry Collection: Quarry Hill Flats

Quarry Hill Flats, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, were modelled on the Karl Marx Hof flats in Vienna, Austria. The steel frame and concrete clad buildings were demolished 1978 Date: built late 1930s

Background imageQuarry Collection: Southern Railway Ratcatcher

Southern Railway Ratcatcher
Official Rat catcher for Southern Railway with Terriers and quarry. Date: 1924

Background imageQuarry Collection: Granite Quarry, New Hampshire, USA - Chanelling

Granite Quarry, New Hampshire, USA - Chanelling Date: circa 1909

Background imageQuarry Collection: Hawkstone Hounds

Hawkstone Hounds
circa 1905: The Hawkstone Otter Hounds search for their quarry near a tree trunk in the river. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageQuarry Collection: Miners at the Coal Face Victorian period

Miners at the Coal Face Victorian period

Background imageQuarry Collection: Opencast Mining at Vieille Montagne, Saone et Loire, c. 1854 (w / c on paper

Opencast Mining at Vieille Montagne, Saone et Loire, c. 1854 (w / c on paper
CHT290526 Opencast Mining at Vieille Montagne, Saone et Loire, c.1854 (w/c on paper) (detail of 168609) by Bonhomme, Ignace Francois (1809-81); CNAM, Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers

Background imageQuarry Collection: Open-cast Mines at Blanzy, Saone-et-Loire, 1857 (w / c on paper)

Open-cast Mines at Blanzy, Saone-et-Loire, 1857 (w / c on paper)
CHT169966 Open-cast Mines at Blanzy, Saone-et-Loire, 1857 (w/c on paper) by Bonhomme, Ignace Francois (1809-81); CNAM, Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers, Paris; (add.info.: mines de Blanzy)

Background imageQuarry Collection: La Calamine, La Vieille Montagne, Opencast mining, Massif de Dolomie, 1857 (w / c on paper)

La Calamine, La Vieille Montagne, Opencast mining, Massif de Dolomie, 1857 (w / c on paper)
CHT383155 La Calamine, La Vieille Montagne, Opencast mining, Massif de Dolomie, 1857 (w/c on paper) by Bonhomme, Ignace Francois (1809-81); CNAM, Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers

Background imageQuarry Collection: Chalk Downland - In old quarry with Common Spotted Orchids & Birds Foot Trefoil. Toller, Dorset, UK

Chalk Downland - In old quarry with Common Spotted Orchids & Birds Foot Trefoil. Toller, Dorset, UK
ROG-9091 DORSET, Chalk Downland - in old quarry with Common Spotted Orchids (Dactylorhiza fuchii) and Birds Foot Trefoil. Toller, Dorset, UK

Background imageQuarry Collection: Advert, John More & Sons, Quarry Masters, Airdrie

Advert, John More & Sons, Quarry Masters, Airdrie
Advert for John More & Sons, Quarry Masters, Airdrie, Scotland. 1905

Background imageQuarry Collection: The Construction of a Road, 1774 (oil on canvas) (see also 695016)

The Construction of a Road, 1774 (oil on canvas) (see also 695016)
XIR13025 The Construction of a Road, 1774 (oil on canvas) (see also 695016) by Vernet, Claude Joseph (1714-89); 97x162 cm; Louvre, Paris

Background imageQuarry Collection: Granite Quarries, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire

Granite Quarries, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire
Sketch of Granite Quarries, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, viewed from the rocks near Buddon Wood, by Reverend Baden Powell (1796-1860), father of Robert Baden Powell. 1859

Background imageQuarry Collection: Brazil Wood, Swithland, Leicestershire

Brazil Wood, Swithland, Leicestershire
Sketch of quarrying (probably granite) at Brazil Wood, Swithland, Leicestershire, by Reverend Baden Powell (1796-1860), father of Robert Baden Powell. 1859

Background imageQuarry Collection: Swithland, Leicestershire, with granite and slate quarries

Swithland, Leicestershire, with granite and slate quarries
Sketch of the Swithland area of Leicestershire, with granite at the top of Kinchley Hill, a small quarry to the right, Buddon Wood (granite) to the right, and Charnwood Forest (slate) to the left

Background imageQuarry Collection: Kinchley Hill and Brazil Wood, Swithland, Leicestershire

Kinchley Hill and Brazil Wood, Swithland, Leicestershire
Sketch of granite rocks at Kinchley Hill and Brazil Wood, Swithland, Leicestershire, by Reverend Baden Powell (1796-1860), father of Robert Baden Powell. 1859

Background imageQuarry Collection: Marble quarry used by Michaelangelo, Apuan Alps, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

Marble quarry used by Michaelangelo, Apuan Alps, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

Background imageQuarry Collection: Apprentice splitting slate, Delabole Quarry, Cornwall

Apprentice splitting slate, Delabole Quarry, Cornwall
An apprentice splitting a slate at the Delabole Quarry in North Cornwall. Slate has been mined in the area since the middle ages

Background imageQuarry Collection: Old millstones left at quarried edge of gritstone (millstone grit), Stanage Edge

Old millstones left at quarried edge of gritstone (millstone grit), Stanage Edge, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageQuarry Collection: Portland Prison Dorset, 1884

Portland Prison Dorset, 1884
3479344 Portland Prison Dorset, 1884; (add.info.: Portland Prison Dorset Convicts working in the stone quarries. The prisoners were given education classes in the evening)

Background imageQuarry Collection: Convicts working, 1888

Convicts working, 1888
3479343 Convicts working, 1888; (add.info.: Convicts working in the stone quarries on the island of Portland. Dated 15th December 1888.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageQuarry Collection: An engraving depicting Plymouth Harbour viewed from Mount Edgcumbe

An engraving depicting Plymouth Harbour viewed from Mount Edgcumbe and showing John Rennie's breakwater
5310709 An engraving depicting Plymouth Harbour viewed from Mount Edgcumbe and showing John Rennie's breakwater. Its purpose was to make the strategically vital harbour at Plymouth into a safe

Background imageQuarry Collection: Quarry in Grange, Australia

Quarry in Grange, Australia
3561637 Quarry in Grange, Australia by Unknown photographer, (19th century); (add.info.: Grange, Australia / Oceania 1890 ca. Photographer: Unidentified Author); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageQuarry Collection: Cableway of the Liconi mine, Cogne, Valle D'Aosta

Cableway of the Liconi mine, Cogne, Valle D'Aosta
3563060 Cableway of the Liconi mine, Cogne, Valle D'Aosta; (add.info.: Cogne 1915 ca. Photographer: Fot. Dall'Armi, Torino); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageQuarry Collection: An engraving depicting a slate quarry in North Wales, 19th century

An engraving depicting a slate quarry in North Wales, 19th century
5310738 An engraving depicting a slate quarry in North Wales, 19th century; (add.info.: Date: 1815); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageQuarry Collection: Extraction of marble at the quarries of Carrara, Italy, c.1900 (glass plate, silver salt gelatin)

Extraction of marble at the quarries of Carrara, Italy, c.1900 (glass plate, silver salt gelatin)
3557571 Extraction of marble at the quarries of Carrara, Italy, c.1900 (glass plate, silver salt gelatin) by Unknown photographer

Background imageQuarry Collection: An engraving depicting a sectional view of Portland, showing the position of Portland Freestone

An engraving depicting a sectional view of Portland, showing the position of Portland Freestone which was quarried for
5310731 An engraving depicting a sectional view of Portland, showing the position of Portland Freestone which was quarried for building

Background imageQuarry Collection: An engraving depicting a slate quarry in North Wales. Three explosive charges were detonated

An engraving depicting a slate quarry in North Wales. Three explosive charges were detonated
5310732 An engraving depicting a slate quarry in North Wales. Three explosive charges were detonated. Illustrated by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd (1792-1864) a topographical watercolour artist

Background imageQuarry Collection: Engraving after a Bas-relief depicting an Assyrian King superintending the removal of a colossal

Engraving after a Bas-relief depicting an Assyrian King superintending the removal of a colossal statue of a bull
5309093 Engraving after a Bas-relief depicting an Assyrian King superintending the removal of a colossal statue of a bull from the quarries to be set up in its final position; (add.info)



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"Unveiling the Hidden Beauty: Exploring the World of Quarries" Titterstone Quarry EAW020122: A glimpse into the rugged charm of this quarry, where nature and industry coexist in harmony. Dhustone EAW020127: Delving into the depths of this ancient quarry, revealing its historical significance and timeless allure. Buddon Wood, Mountsorrel, Swithland, Leicestershire: Discovering a tranquil oasis amidst the bustling quarries, where nature thrives against all odds. Bristol 156 Beaufighter IV - A Quartet in Quest of Their Quarry: Unraveling an intriguing tale behind these aircrafts on a mission to conquer their target with precision. Mormons Cutting Stone for Their Temple, Utah: Witnessing the dedication and craftsmanship as Mormon settlers shape stone from local quarries to build their sacred place of worship. Man at Work, Dinorwig Slate Quarry, North Wales: Capturing a moment frozen in time as a determined worker labors tirelessly amidst towering cliffs and cascading slate debris. Penrhyn Quarry - The Largest Slate Quarry in Wales: Marveling at the sheer magnitude and grandeur of this monumental site nestled within Snowdonia's breathtaking landscape. Buddon Wood, Kinchley Hill, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire: Embarking on an enchanting journey through lush woodlands that conceal remnants of past quarry activities beneath their verdant canopy. General View of Dinorwig Slate Quarry - A Glimpse Into Industrial Majesty: Beholding an awe-inspiring panorama that showcases both man-made ingenuity and Mother Nature's resilience side by side. Splitting Slates - Unleashing Artistry From Within Earth's Layers: Observing skilled craftsmen delicately splitting slates to reveal their hidden beauty while preserving their natural integrity.