Rock of Ages Granite Quarry

Barre Town, Vermont

United States

Address

United States

Barre Town, Vermont

Phone

802-476-3119

Latitude

44.156728

Longitude

-72.493604

Tome una visita guiada o autoguiada a través de la mina de roca de granito más grande del mundo. Preste atención a profundidades de agua lechosa de más de 600 pies. La mayoría de las lápidas de granito de América provienen de aquí. Antes de salir, asegúrese de agarrar un recuerdo gratuito y jugar unos cuantos juegos de bolos de granito.

Directions

Siga la Ruta 110 hacia el norte hasta East Barre. Al entrar en East Barre, verá una iglesia a la izquierda. Justo después de la iglesia, el camino se curva a la derecha. En la curva, desactive la Ruta 110, coja a la izquierda y continúe recto. Ahora estás en el camino de Websterville. Siga recto en Websterville Road, a unos 7 / 10s de una milla. Cuando vea una subestación de energía a su derecha, tome la siguiente a la izquierda. Continuar por la colina y luego hacia abajo por el otro lado. Luego gire a la derecha en la intersección. Siga Graniteville Road 8 / 10ths de una milla. El Centro de Visitantes de Rock of Ages estará a la derecha.

Wikipedia

Rock of Ages Corporation is a granite quarrying and finishing company located in Graniteville, Vermont. It was founded in 1885.

The company employs around 230 people, and made a profit of around $800,000 in 2009 on revenues of $21.6 million, up from a loss of more than $2 million in 2008.

On 19 October 2010, Swenson Granite, based in Concord, New Hampshire, announced that it and Rock of Ages had agreed to merge. Swenson paid Rock of Ages shareholders a total of $39 million.

On 16 September 2016, Polycor inc., of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada -a natural stone producer, announced the acquisition of Swenson Granite and Rock of Ages Corporation to become the largest producer of marble and granite in North America. This also includes the Canadian division of Rock of Ages Corporation, located in Stanstead, Quebec, along the Vermont and Quebec border.

ROAC maintains the world's largest "deep hole" granite quarry. The quarry is called the "E. L. Smith Quarry", and the Devonian Barre Granite is mined there. Granite was originally quarried using primitive techniques which implemented hand saws and explosive charges to blast away the "benches" of the quarry. Modern techniques have evolved to include diamond-tipped wire saws and water jets. Visitors to the Rock of Ages factory and gift shop can also watch quarriers in the quarry cutting the granite away from the quarry wall.

The company was one of the cemetery-related businesses profiled in the 2005 PBS documentary A Cemetery Special.

Provided By: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_of_Ages_Corporation

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