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What is Stone?

Single Stone

Stones are obtained in the form of rock, which is a solid portion of Earth’s crust. Rocks are quarried from mines and mountains by manual process, chemical process (dynamites) or by mechanically operated machines. Method to be used depend upon the nature of quarry and amount of stone to be obtained. Before excavation of rocks from quarries, quarries are surveyed to estimate the amount and quality of rock that can be obtained from the quarry. Quarried rock may be in the form of blocks, aggregates, slabs etc. Stones are properly dressed and shaped before it is used in work.

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