Columbia

Columbia Marble Quarries

One of two Columbia Marble Quarries can be found a short distance out of town along Yankee Hill Road, the other is located off Parrots Ferry Road. Marble from these two quarries was used throughout the state, wherever a touch of elegance was needed. The step into the D. O. Mills Bank building is made from Columbia marble, as are many other sidewalks, tables, and foundations across the Gold Country. Itís just a short hike to the quarry near Yankee Hill Road, where immense pieces of stone are lying all about. The face of many of these huge blocks of marble are grooved in a particular manner, apparently the method used to chisel the pieces apart. Itís well worth a visit.

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