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Old 08-04-2009
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Pics of the truck and my work place

Got bored on my lunch, so i jumped in the truck and went to the observation area at work to take some pics. Heres where i work. Its the world's largest open faced granite quarry located in Mt. Airy, NC (better known as Mayberry from The Andy Griffith Show). NC Granite Corp. (my company) has been getting granite continuously out of this quarry since 1889 without interruption. There is enough granite there to last another 600 years or more ast the rate we cut at. We only cut and AVERAGE of 1" a year off the top. It goes down a couple of miles and is quite a few acres. here is the history http://www.surry.k12.nc.us/mtrail/quarry.htm. We have provided granite for such things such as WWII memorial, Wright Brothers Memorial, most granite curbing in new England states, etc....and many more i dont kow about! I am a draftsman there. i draw out the stone for fabrication. BTW, i also got RF stickers on, just have got the camera back! they look FREAKING awesome, by far my favorite mod!

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One of the waterjets cutting granite blocks out! this thing has some crazy PSI!! it has to use ruby (I think) tips as they are the only things that can stand up to the pressure!



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Pics in front of quarry at overlook area:

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Access Road to Overlook Area:

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Building i work in. It was built in 1924!:



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Truck in front of my building



Chair we can make:



Slabs of granite for customer review:



Crated slabs ready to be shipped, probably granite pavers:



Raw slabs in holding area until time to cut:



Mayberry squad car that carries tourist around (no this is not our reg. squad cars, these are just for tourist to ride thru Mt airy in:


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i see no truck? what the hell do you do there?
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Great pics Scott! I think this should be everyone's lunch break!!
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i see no truck? what the hell do you do there?
sorry it poted somehow before i got pics in..made me mad. i hit "enter" to go to next line and it posted my thread instead! i got it fixed now! and btw I am a draftsman. i have to draw out the architectural stone for fabrication...
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Jealous! Send me a chair like that! That building looks really nice with the granite and stuff.

What's your job description?? I wanna work at a quarry!

Edit: okay, here comes the geology/mineralogy...the tips are ruby, more commonly known as corundum, which is an aluminun oxide with chromium. This gives it a hardness just under diamond and moissanite, a 9.0 on the Mohs Scale. Corundum usually has inclusions of rutile, which is titanium dioxide. But the rutile doesn't add anything of value (monetary or industrially) to the stone.

Okay, now that the mineralogy is outta my system lol

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Wow that looks VERY familiar.
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Jealous! Send me a chair like that! That building looks really nice with the granite and stuff.

What's your job description?? I wanna work at a quarry!

Edit: okay, here comes the geology/mineralogy...the tips are ruby, more commonly known as corundum, which is an aluminun oxide with chromium. This gives it a hardness just under diamond and moissanite, a 9.0 on the Mohs Scale. Corundum usually has inclusions of rutile, which is titanium dioxide. But the rutile doesn't add anything of value (monetary or industrially) to the stone.

Okay, now that the mineralogy is outta my system lol
that chair probably cost around $2,000 -$3,500 btw!
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Looks like a great place to work Scott. The R-F stickers are one of my favorite mods to.
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Nice pics. kinda off topic, but what kind of tool box do you have and where did you get it lol
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Nice pics. kinda off topic, but what kind of tool box do you have and where did you get it lol
Its a kobalt low-profile....You get them at Lowes Hardware around $248...they have a lifetime warranty on them (ALL Kobalt products have them) ...however they are made my BetterBuilt....Advance Auto parts has the SAME EXACT ONES but with Duralast on them.

I had another one just like my current one and the thing got hard to open (probably just latches needed adjusted) but i was too lazy so i took it back and got a NEW shiny one...

gotta love the lifetime warranty!
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Its a kobalt low-profile....You get them at Lowes Hardware around $248...they have a lifetime warranty on them (ALL Kobalt products have them) ...however they are made my BetterBuilt....Advance Auto parts has the SAME EXACT ONES but with Duralast on them.

I had another one just like my current one and the thing got hard to open (probably just latches needed adjusted) but i was too lazy so i took it back and got a NEW shiny one...

gotta love the lifetime warranty!
Sweet. Thanks. I might invest in one but first, i need pads and rotors, and a hitch lol.
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didnt mean to post in this, trying to copy soemthing and accitentally posted...disregard
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