Resources

Browse our database of stone industry resources which includes Material Fact Sheets, Case Studies, Best Practices, and Life Cycle Inventories.

Slate Life Cycle Inventory

The slate quarrying process is relatively simple: locate or create (minimal) breaks in the stone, remove the stone using heavy machinery, secure the stone on a vehicle for transport, and...

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Sandstone Life Cycle Inventory

Processing operations include much more variation than extraction. Nevertheless, the general procedures begin with initial cutting, followed by application of a finish, and conclude with a second cutting or shaping...

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Limestone Life Cycle Inventory

The first step in quarrying is to gain access to the limestone deposit. This is achieved by removing the layer of earth, vegetation, and rock unsuitable for product—collectively referred to...

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Granite Life Cycle Inventory

After the face of the granite is exposed, the stone is removed from the quarry in benches, usually 8 to 12 feet square extending 20 feet or more using a...

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