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26 September 2011

Geology Word of the Week: Q is for Quarry

def. Quarry: 1. An open-pit mine from which rock is extracted, usually rock which is used as a building stone. 2. A place frequented by rock-hunting geologists. 3. A cold, deep body of water frequented by daring rock jumpers and divers. 4. (Obsolete, except in those old books I read sometimes): Game meat; something that is hunted or pursued. Geologists often hunt for rocks* in quarries, which are found in …

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