Three Caves Quarry
THREE CAVES QUARRY IS CLOSED DUE TO ROCK FALL
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These are a few pics from a guided tour we did one summer when they still allowed them, mainly because I could not bear to just delete it all.

The quarry was amazing, well worth the visit. They practiced a limestone mining method called column and room mining, where they left huge columns of rock to hold up the roof.

More of the amazing columns through the quarry.

There is some water dripping into the quarry now, causing 'cave' conditions to exist. There are small stalagtites, cave pearls and several other cave formations in the process of growing.

 

 

 

After going through the inside tour, we walked around the loop trail that circles the mining pit and offers another view of the quarry and another level of appreciation for the amount of work it took to create such a place. This trail links up with several others in the Huntsville Land Trust's properties.