[Tagging] quarries in engineering

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Fri Nov 5 16:14:14 GMT 2010


On 11/5/10 10:47 AM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> Are there any native english speaking engineers (or someone otherwise
> into this topic) on this list?
>
> 1. I would like to know (besides what wikipedia:en states), whether
> gravel pits are comprised in "quarry". I'm quite sure that "rubble" is
> inside "quarry", but am not sure for "gravel".
>
> 2. What about sand and clay. Do they come from "quarries"?
i'm not an engineer of the type in question, but as a native US english
speaker i think using quarry for any of these is perfectly acceptable
usage.

i've been using quarry for gravel pits around here.

richard




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