It is a large operation, quarrying, transporting, cutting and polishing many types of stone from their own quarries and others. Pretty impressive.
|close section of the huge wall below. It is destined for a building at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.|
|The squares on this wall section range from 1/2 to l 1/2 inches thick for an interesting affect|
|This is a close up of a tall slab that will be made into a fountain that has been commssioned by a local artist. Notice the oval hole in the bottom right.|
|Vince explaining an operation to Dave. Vince grew up in Lockport, N.Y.!!! Small world.|
New Mexico Travertine uses a number of different types of cutting methods. The pictures below show one of their straight blade saws, similar to multiple hack saws, 10 feet long and made of steel tipped with industrial diamonds.
This huge blade is 12 feet in diameter and costs $28,000. It was facinating to watch it slice slowly and methodically through this chunk of marble for another project at UNM.
|A tiny section of their outdoor inventory.|