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Sandstone Quarry


Sandstone is a sedimentary rock. It is formed by compaction and consolidation of sand, which is together by a natural cementing material, such as silica. Sandstone raw consists of sand cemented by silica, iron, lime etc. It is quartz based stone. It is one of the hardest and toughest materials. Even it is harder then granite. Sandstone is mined by quarrying. Commonly sandstone is composed of quartz and feldspar. Hardness of sandstone is depending on composition. Sandstone with quartz is hardest. Sandstones are usually gray, red, brown or buff although green and some other colors are also found. Color also depends on composition. Such as Green sandstones contains shells and iron oxides with sand grain. Sandstone is very popular for construction and industry use.

Sandstone quarry includes digging, blasting, cutting and grinding. Production is sandstone. Banding done by bending chips, hydraulic fluid, wooden plates are some tools used in processing sandstone. Circular blade saw, blade cores, steel drill bits, are main tools for quarrying the stone.

Blasting : For easy production of sandstone blocks, Blast needs. Blocks quarry: Sandstone is softstone and non porous among other such as granite, marble and limestone. Sandstone quarrying process not required wire saw and other high cutting equipment. Sandstone needs to quarry with drill machine Blocks of sandstone are not at least in fine shape, because it quarries by drill saw. Wire saw not used in sandstone quarrying hence it has no particular shape blocks.