DEVELOP A LAYOUT AND OPERATIONS PLAN FOR A QUARRY
This lesson will teach you to identify mission requirements and develop site layout and operations plan
for a quarry or rock pit operations. The site layout plan establishes the location and arrangement of the
quarry and its supporting facilities. The operations plan specifies the method and procedures to be used
in developing and operating the complex. Usually, both plans must be considered simultaneously to
assure the efficient, orderly development of the site.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Identify and state procedures to develop a layout and operations plan for a quarry
or borrow pit operation.
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-
The development of a quarrying site consists of preliminary and continuing work to achieve the desired
layout. This section covers the initial stages of development which include all the steps leading up to
the establishment of a bench at the height planned and the completed installation of the screening and
crushing plant. The diagram in Figure 4 illustrates the extensive array of equipment and personnel
committed to a quarry and rock crushing project.