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275068 Chuck Taylor 2022‑01‑10 Re: How did they make and move giant grindstones and mill stones before machines?
Claudio sent us a link about cutting millstones from a quarry before machines. A
provincial park near Nanaimo, BC, Canada includes the remnants of a quarry used
for extracting millstones and even sandstone columns. Steam-powered machines
were used, but I still found it interesting to explore the quarry in person.
Using your favorite search engine, do a search for "images Newcastle Island
quarry" if you are interested.

The millstones from this quarry were mostly used in pulp mills and transported
by water.

More photos can be found here:  


Chuck Taylor
north of Seattle USA

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