The Calocara A-102 Quarry (Carrara)

The Calocara A-102 Quarry in the Miseglia basin in Carrara (Italy). The Quarry is located on the slopes of the Apuan Alps at a height of 640 metres a s l at the top, and 570 metres asl. It extends in the open air for about forty thousand square metres between the Calocara and Bettogli sides of the marble basin with an actual capability of sixty thousand square metres. This quarry is active all year round and produces high quality marbles such as Statuario, Calacatta, Paonazzo and Paonazzetto, as well as the classic Bianchi di Carrara marbles, Venatino, Statuarietto and Bardiglio (see samples). Photo 1 shows a view of the Quarry from the Bettogli side. The Querciola 147 quarry is worked by the company Mega Stone Factory (Petacchi family). SA.GE.VAN. MARMI agreed upon a procurement with them, that is, they have exclusive rights on the purchase of the 50% of White Carrara C and CD blocks. The Covelano Quarry is one of the highest quarries in Europe. It is located at a height of 2,200m as l in Italy, more precisely in Val Venosta in the province of Bolzano, near the village of Silandro. The Covelano Quarry is enclosed within the charming scenery of the central Alps, in the middle of the Stelvio National Park. As it is located so high up, it can only be worked in summer when there is no snow. Extraction is carried out in depth and in the open air. This is the quarry that produces the high-quality Covelano white marbles, with and without typical veining (see samples). Photo 2 shows the entrance to the quarry tunnels.