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Human Interaction with the Rock Cycle
Transcript of Human Interaction with the Rock Cycle
Uses of Certain Rocks
Working in Pits & Quarries.
Export white & grey-blue marble all around the world.
Quarrying has an important impact on the irish economy. According to recent figures from Health and safety Authorities, there are approx 10,000 people employed in quarries in Ireland. Irish quarries produce about 35 million tonnes of produce annually. Quarrying and mining in Ireland generated over 1 billion to the Irish economy
Negative Impacts of Quarrying
1. What is the economical value of Rocks?
2. Examine one interaction in detail
What is the Economic value of Rocks
Economic Value of Rock
The extraction of rocks from large pits on the earth's surface
Quarrying in Ireland
Methods of Quarrying
Used to extract large slabs of
of rock are required for flooring.
This involves drilling holes in rock and pushing wedges in between the
Plug & Feather
A method (using machinery) used to separate blocks from the bed
Metamorphic rocks such as marble use this method.
Used for extracting blocks of rock for cement or concrete.
Basalt: Road Chippings
Heating: Oil & Gas
Pottery: China Clay
Uses of certain types of Rock
The Quinn Group
400 active Quarry Pits in Ireland
Provide raw materials
Taj Mahal, India
The Pantheon, Rome
Human Interaction with the Rock cycle