quarry face

quarry face

[′kwär·ē ‚fās]
(mining engineering)
The freshly split face of ashlar, squared off for the joints only and used for massive work.
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He died from multiple injuries in July after jumping down an 80ft quarry face alongside the A547 road at Llanddulas, and a suicide conclusion was recorded.
At any given time, the operation requires two main excavators to work on the quarry face, while a third excavator is used with a grabbing attachment to load the irregular 2t to 5t chunks of 'armour' that is produced from the collapse of the external face of the quarry wall during blasting onto flatbed trailers.
Productivity equals profitability, so when you look at that quarry face, never forget exactly what it is you are seeing.
When we got over there, again there were scores of people there, 30 of them jumping into the lagoon from the steps in the old quarry face and many more than that enjoying the spectacle.
A long flight of steps runs down the hillside between gorse bushes with the former quarry face on our right and we continue round to the left past Railway Cottage and Spa Gill to return to our starting point at the Fox and Hounds Inn.
Before firefighters had a chance to set up rescue equipment, Alyn managed to stretch over the side of the quarry face and - with the help of a paramedic - pull the terrified youngster, who had been dangling mid-air for around 30 minutes, to safety.
Built into a quarry face using sandstone and taking 22 years to complete, its catacombs alone make this a wonderfully interesting place to visit.
The sheep climbed down the steep quarry face at the Dorothea quarry but was unable to climb back up again.
In Weardale itself, there were up to 20 miles of quarry face.
Pass the lake, turn left uphill past a quarry on the right and follow the track past a larger quarry face.
There are numerous scenarios where this could be useful - such as working at a quarry face, or in extremely tight areas where the auto braking can be a hindrance.
Opposite the floral tributes there is a gap between a wall and a fence at the quarry face.