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Eckles Mills Quarry, 1906


Eckles Mills Quarry, Washington County, 1906 Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information

      



The most successful quarry at the present time is that situated near Eckles Mills, Washington County, operated by the Washington Marble Company. The rock, as here exposed, occurs in several well defined beds, lying at a moderate dip, which yield excellent decorative rock. The material varies somewhat in color in the different beds but large slabs, suitable for interior decoration, have been obtained, which in their soft, pleasing tones and agreeable markings rival many of the better known foreign marbles. The product of these quarries is already on the market and the present demand forecasts the establishment of a good industry at this locality.



ID:
wcmq095

Creator:
William Bullock Clark, Maryland Geological Survey

Rights:
Public domain

Notes:
Pages 82-83 from The physical features of Maryland; including the introduction, historical sketch and outline of physiography, geology and mineral resources.
Wm. Bullock Clark.
Baltimore, John Hopkins Press, 1906.

Date:
1906

Collection Location:
Washington County Free Library

Subject:
Quarries and quarrying, Maryland; Marble, Maryland; Washington County (Md.), history

Coverage:
Washington County (Md.), 1900-1950

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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