Old granite...

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Took a walk up to a part of the old granite quarry during the weekend.

I found the vast size and bulk of some of the stones quite remarkable. The colouring also varied a great deal.

Here is one good example.

Nowadays the granite is used to create curling stones, and it is highly possible that Trefor granite was in use during this winterís Olympic Games (as it was in 2006).

02/03/2010 - 23:45bychan
CategoryLandscape / Travel
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Link Posted 03/03/2010 - 11:11
I was going to come in with some smart comment about "as opposed to NEW granite?", untill I read your information.

That's really neat! I always thought that curling stones were cast in some way.

Now I'm humbled, and thanks for helping our Canadian curlers do so well!

Oh, and good picture as well - that's what drew me here in the first place.

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Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 20:13
Thanks Mac.
I must confess to not being a curling fan, but the sport kind of puts our village on the map.

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