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Vermont Marble Quarry, Abandoned Mine Site, Limestone Hills, 2.25 miles Northeast of Radersburg, Radersburg, Broadwater County, MT

Vermont Marble Quarry, Abandoned Mine Site, Limestone Hills, 2.25 miles Northeast of Radersburg, Radersburg, Broadwater County, MT

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Summary

Significance: The quarry was the only place where Meagher limestone was quarried. The gray limestone is mottled with yellowish-orange spots and was marketed as "Montana Black and Gold Marble." It was used for facing stone on a number of public buildings in Helena, as well as being sold on the west and east coasts. The mast for the "J-rig" derrick was reportedly the largest single timber ever shipped into Montana. Although in operation for only a brief period of time, the quarry produced a somewhat unique product for Montana.
Survey number: HAER MT-11
Building/structure dates: 1928- 1930 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1937 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Vermont Marble Company
F.R. Patch Manufacturing Company
Williams, Dan
Hatcher, Dwight
Devine, John
Proctor, M R
Dunsmore, W R
Brown Brothers Lumber Company
Anderson, Paul, photographer
Anderson, Paul, historian
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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