For thousands of years humans have used stone for building, whether it was for monuments, religious buildings or houses.



What effect can Quarries have?

Whilst a quarry is in use the effects on the local environment are more than just the loss of wildlife habitats and the obvious visual impact. A working quarry needs methods of transportation and this means that large amounts of machinery and heavy traffic will be brought into the area, causing an increase in local noise, pollution and erosion.


Photo: Alan Reid

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