This stunning view at the Rock of Ages granite quarry (Graniteville, VT) These quarries produce the highest combined volume of dimensional granite in North America.a scene from the 2009 Star Trek movie was in fact filmed here!
Carrara is a city sixty miles from Florence famous for white or blue-grey marble quarried there, which has been used since Ancient Rome. The Pantheon, Trajan's Column, and many sculptures of the Renaissance were made with Carrara marble.
When Earth is Scarred Forever - The world's biggest and second deepest ft or 850 m) open pit copper mine was opened in but the metal was mined there for centuries. The Chilean copper now still accounts for almost one-third of the country's all exports.