Extension removes old barriers

A recent decision to grant a new 80-year quarrying permission in Cornwall also removes historic depth limitations, clearing the way to extract high-quality granite previously out of reach, explains John Salmon

by John Salmon
Carnsew quarry can now dig deeper and longer to extract 22 million tonnes of granite. Photograph: Land & Minerals Management
Carnsew quarry can now dig deeper and longer to extract 22 million tonnes of granite. Photograph: Land & Minerals Management

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