Thursday, 5 April 2007
Blight on the Landscape
Today is dilemma day. We have brought you high speed steam trains, little girls with big fish and little girls with lots of things. But this Wednesday's special has to be enthralling, captivating and riveting. Here, and before your very eyes, is the Stonyfell Quarry at Greenhill.
This quarry on the face of the foothills, visible as monstrous scar, can be seen from Adelaide and the coast when looking East.
The quarry, an open cut mine, started in 1837. It mines sandstone, quartzite rock, which is used as aggregate on Adelaide suburban roads and for building materials and railway ballast.
However, Adelaideians are oblivious to it. I guess we don't notice it anymore.