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2890 Allenby Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 6W2
Tel: 250-746-7257
Fax: 250-746-5684
Victoria #: 250-384-9717
Toll Free: 1-877-746-7257
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quarry cuttingVancouver Island Marble Quarries
Marble is a rock resulting from metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks, most commonly limestone or dolomite rock. Metamorphism causes variable recrystallization of the original carbonate mineral grains. We quarry Black marble near Gordon River, BC and White and Grey marble near Tahsis, BC both on Vancouver Island. white blocksWe use the same techniques used in quarries in Italy, the home of some of the best marble in the World. We remove lage blocks of marble and transport them to our finishing plant in Duncan, BC. Then the blocks are sawed into various thicknesses to meet the needs of various client projects.
drillingTo quarry our marble we drill a series of bore hole to assess the depth of the blocks we want to extract. As we are in a hilly terrain, we have to use heavy equipment to handle the blocks of marble. The special cable cutters we use are manned by specially trained operators who have completed courses in this specialized type of cutting mostly used in marble extraction. quarry craneLast year, a special course was held in Fierenza, Italy to update quarrymen on the specialized use of new technologies. Marble is one of the favoured stones used in slabs for counter tops and facings, to small blocks to be cut by computer controlled diamond blades into custom shapes like wash basins or columns or any shapes you can imagine.