Our Quarries

GRANART is working over 15 years in his section.In 1999 our first quarry has started to production in Middle Anatolia. After that our second quarry has started to production in Aegean Side of Turkey. For now we have 15 working Quarries.

Natural stone must be carefully quarried and preferably removed as large blocks. The first step is to take down the "primary block", which is a large dimensioned chunk of rock loosened from the quarry wall. This is most often achieved by drilling, blasting or/or sawing. A primary block can vary in size depending on the stone type, and up to 1000 cubic metres, 2700 tons!When drilling and blasting, it is important not to crush the stone. To avoid this, the stone is cut as straight possible by first drilling a series of holes to define the cut line. Some rocks are easier to blast than others, so the distance between the drill holes varies accordingly. It is important to limit the use of explosives as much as possible, choosing only weaker types.