|The time machine
allows you to explore virtual quarries from three different
viewpoints over a period of about thirty years. It also
enables you to see the effect of different types of restoration.
Our first quarry is typical of a site working hard rock
such as limestone in upland Britain. Stone from this
quarry is crushed and used as aggregate in concrete and
roadbuilding. You can explore the effects of time on
this quarry when it is restored to accommodate a light
industrial development, and when restored for nature
||The second quarry
represents a typical river valley site in lowland Britain.
Sand and gravel from this quarry is separated into different
sizes and used as aggregate in concrete. You can explore
the effects of time on this quarry when it is restored
for leisure use (watersports), and for nature conservation.
Although these quarries and the landscapes in which they
sit are fictional, the quarries have been designed to
be as realistic as possible. Click on the 'I' info signs
to learn more.