Marble Quarry Processing Equipment
After the quarry manager decides how to extract the blocks, the drilling can begin. The process starts by taking down a “bench wall,” a large dimensional chunk of rock that is then cut into smaller blocks which will eventually be sent to the factory for processing. The bench walls are cut using a combination of diamond wire cables, drills and even high temperature torches that will melt the stone.
Dirt is pushed up against the base of the wall to cushion the fall, and small dynamite charges jar the wall loose to bring it down to a horizontal position. The blocks can then be drilled from the bench wall. Blocks of a given type of stone usually have a fairly uniform size, due to the size of the processing equipment used.
Granite blocks usually weigh between 38-42,000 pounds, while lighter marble and travertine blocks weigh between 15-25,000 pounds.
Marble Processing Equipment
Marble is included in the list of largest minerals extracted among chromate, coal, rock salt, lime stone, china clay, dolomite, fire clay, gypsum, silica sand etc. Processing operations include much more variation than extraction. The first step in marble processing is a primary cutting or shaping of the material.
This is often accomplished for marble using a circular blade saw, but a splitter or hand tools, such as axes and mauls, can also be implemented. Marble of insufficient quality or size for current demand is stocked on-site for future use, crushed for use in paving and construction applications, or stored for site reclamation activities.
Marble Production Line
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