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Marble Quarry
Description: A visit to a marble quarry in Georgia in the mid 1950s
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Clip #: MF-28A
Length: 4:12
Year: 1955
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Georgia
Subject: Mining
Original: 16mm
1950s, Georgia, Tate, marble quarry, channeling machines sawing slots into quarry stone floor, workers pounding wedges in unison to break blocks loose, block being hoisted to pit surface to be transported to mill, sculptors carving figures into stone for building facades and monuments, workers guiding grinding wheel to shape column, silicon carbide, carborundum, gang saw machine sawing marble into slabs, calcium carbonate, workers using machine to slicing marble slabs into strips and putting aside small pieces that fall off, truck transporting load of marble chunks to plant’s Calcium Products Division, machines refining marble chunks to necessary particle size, uniformity and purity, male worker filling sack labeled “The Georgia Marble Company Calcium Products Division,” male worker transporting stack of marble sacks on hand truck, male workers applying and roofing aggregate marble chips

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