Friday, March 6, 2009

Limestone Quarry

This limestone quarry is part of the Lafarge Tulsa Cement Plant. Limestone is dug up from this quarry and ground to dust. The powdered limestone is then mixed with a number of other raw materials and processed into cement. The cement is used for constructing roads, buildings, and all sorts of things.

The quarry is located northeast of Tulsa, due east of the airport and the American Airlines facility where I worked for almost 30 years. They occasionally used dynamite to loosen large sections of limestone. I remember hearing a loud "Whump!" and thinking to myself, "there goes some limestone".

4 comments:

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I enlarged this photograph and the artist in me thought the colours would make a good watercolour picture.
All in my imagination of course, I can think a good picture!

Anne

Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

Bonjour.

Je ne savais pas que les ciments Lafarge étaient mondialement représentés...
Il est bien certain que pour les riverains les plus proches de la carrière, la poussière de ciment doit donner quelques inconvénients !
Bizzzzz.

Tulsa Gentleman said... [Reply to comment]

Anne - All your paintings and jigsaws will keep you busy for a long time.

Elleona - Connaissez-vous la société Lafarge? Le nom sonne français.

La poussière ne bthers. Les terres qui l'entourent Lafarge appartient soit à la ville de Tulsa ou les autorités de l'aéroport. Le plus proche des bâtiments industriels.

Micki02 said... [Reply to comment]

Good evening,

I can not solve my problem of translation, when I try to do as Elleona explained me it said that google gadget does not work. I handed the translator must make a copy and paste text into the frame and the translation appears below, sorry for Anne, I am still looking!
Kisses