Archives: April 2016
2016 Spartan U.S. Championship Series at Grove Stone
Posted on April 22nd, 2016
Grove Stone, our quarry outside of Asheville, NC is one of the five race courses hosting the 2016 Spartan U.S. Championship Series. Kicking off in May, the most elite athletes will compete in one race a month at select Spartan Race courses across the county. Race 4 is “Southeast Showdown,” at Grove Stone on August 6th. The races will all be filmed (and then broadcast at a later date) on NBC Sports Television. Whether you are a competitor yourself or an enthusiastic spectator, take this great opportunity to be apart of it all with some of the best athletes out there.
For more on race dates, locations, and NBC air times, check out Spartan U.S. Championship Series official website
Grove Stone Quarry Tour Tomorrow!
Posted on April 14th, 2016
In collaboration with the Colburn Earth Science Museum and their NC Science Festival, Grove Stone is hosting a tour of the quarry tomorrow, April 15th, from 2-4:30pm. Come learn about the origins of granite, sand, and gravel for building and transportation infrastructure. Our Hedrick Industries’ staff will guide the tour around the pits, rock piles and equipment. The tour will also include a visit to the on-site stream, a high quality tributary to the Swannanoa River, where you can find and learn to identify aquatic macro-invertebrates. Please remember to bring comfortable walking shoes.
This event is perfect for all ages. Just call the Colburn at (828)254-7162 ahead of time to reserve your spot. Meet at Grove Stone, at 828 Old US Hwy 70W in Swannanoa for an afternoon of exploring! The cost is $10.
Check out the COLBURN EARTH SCIENCE MUSEUM WEBSITE for more information on this event and more announcements!
Depleted Mines Have Positive Impact On Their Immediate Communities
Posted on April 8th, 2016
To give you an idea of how expansive a depleted mine is, it will take the crew at the Bellwood Quarry 7 weeks to scale their way all the way around it, making sure that loose rock falls before the real construction begins. This is just the first step in turning the old mine into Atlanta’s largest park and reservoir that will hold more than a billion gallons of the city’s emergency back-up water supply. Later this summer, 70 trucks will transport a custom-built tunnel boring machine to Atlanta, which will dig a tunnel 5 miles long and 12.5′ in diameter under Marietta Street and under Howell Mill Road for water to travel through from the water treatment plant.
Listen to the full story HERE