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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Tenders are invited for Loading of raw coal by contractors payloaders into contractors tipping trucks at quarry face of M/s TCPL & SMASL OB outsourcing patch and at quarry face of M/s PLR-RPL-SMASL (JV)
They can be used in many applications, from stockpile measuring to quarry face inspection.
Passers-by noted that as it got dark abseilers with torches went down the quarry face.
At the same time, he adds, in a lot of rigid dump truck operations the drivers aim to be as efficient as possible by over-speeding when empty and on the way back to the loading point at the quarry face, only to end up in a queue - idling - both wasting fuel and causing unnecessary wear to the machine.
Other marks in the quarry face are beginning to reveal the work methods associated with extracting the blocks--these include rope holes, foot holes, and postholes that would have held the scaffolding and helped the workers to work the faces to a considerable height--the quarry contains faces as high as 40 meters.
The top stone is flat enough for a good picnic table, albeit with a precarious view into the quarry face below.
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.
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.