SELECT A QUARRY SITE LOCATION
This lesson will teach you how to survey available sources of information, and to locate potential quarry
sites. You will apply your knowledge of geology and terrain evaluation to evaluate potential sites,
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Identify and state procedures to survey, investigate, evaluate, and select the best
possible location for a quarry site.
Given the material contained in this lesson.
Correctly answer all questions in the practice exercise at the end of this lesson.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from TM 5-331-C and TM 5-
Pits and quarries are selected on the basis of quality and quantity of material, location of the site, and
factors affecting the ease of operation, environmental impact, and equipment and personnel
requirements. Ideally, the best site is the one which can provide an adequate quantity of suitable
material at the lowest cost in time, personnel, money, equipment and supplies.
Whenever possible, an existing site will be used. At existing sites the quality and quantity of material
can be readily determined. Such sites are usually located near good haul roads with access roads already
constructed. The amount of work required to remove overlaying waste material is greatly reduced and
facilities and equipment may even be available. When possible, local operating personnel may be
employed to reduce troop requirements.