Lesson 1/Learning Event 1
Learning Event 1:
IDENTIFY QUARRY TERMINOLOGY
You will need to know some basic terms which will be used frequently in this text.
Pits and quarries are sites which have been developed to provide select aggregates and other materials
for construction use. Specifically, quarries are sites where open excavations have been made to remove
rock for construction, usually by cutting or blasting. Pits are sites from which unconsolidated earth and
rock particles are removed, usually without blasting. Pits and quarries are generally classified according
to the type of material they contain and the methods used to excavate and process the material (Table 1).
This subcourse is primarily concerned with quarries.