Quarry Mining– An open-pit mine where the mineral or rock extracted is commonly used in the building or aggregate industry. Some of the more common Earth materials quarried in Arizona include: sand and gravel, limestone, flagstone, cinders and granite.
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Anis McGowan helped start Our Mining Future, a group that promotes mining courses and careers to young people. Picture: Kelsey Reid Peter Bradford, managing director of WA miner Independence Group, said the industry needed to do a "far better job" of ensuring there was a pipeline of workers.