flying machine enables you to take a fully interactive
aerial view of the landscape in and around two very different
Our first quarry is typical of a large operation working
a hard rock such as limestone in an upland area of Britain.
Stone from this type of quarry is normally crushed and
used as aggregate in concrete and roadbuilding.
You will need to download a plug-in to view the virtual
quarries. Please click on the 'Download plug-in' button below.
second quarry represents a smaller operation which is
typical of those which extract sand and gravel from river
valleys in lowland Britain. Sand and gravel from this
type of quarry is separated into different sizes and
is also used mainly as aggregate in concrete. Although
these quarries and the landscapes in which they sit are
fictional, the quarries have been designed to be as realistic
as possible. As you explore the quarries and the landscape
around them, you can click on the 'I' (information) signs
to learn more about particular points of interest.