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    Flint Quarry Visit

    July 6th, 2011 in Quarry Visit

    Here are a few images taken in the Flint linestone quarry whilst inspecting an order for a client. The blocks are extracted by first drilling, then a low impact black powder is detonated to move the block away from the quarry face. Once free it is pushed and pulled a bit by an excavator and arranged in a nice pile. I did not realise the potential loudness of the large bang when the explosive goes off and admittedly it did catch me by surprise. The blocks have patches of beige in them however unlike some other blue limestones (see Ancaster Blue – MAN Group blog) the beige is very regimented and stays strictly along one edge