Quarries

The city of Carrara is famous all across the globe for those marble open cut mines that provided with the material for the most known pieces of art and for all the most futuristic and elegant architectural buildings which can be admired all around the world.

Graziani Marmi keeps this tradition up by being the owner of Campanili and Tecchione Quarries, from which it extracts the maximum quality material which is useful to create architectural, sculpture and structural artworks.

Landscape

The landscape of Carrara Quarries is the consequence of the interaction of man with the territory. Over the centuries, it has experienced a gradual mutation: from the original natural conditions with few white rocks, it has arrived to the massive increasing of the wide marble areas of today, which create now a setting unique in the world, whose view amazes and wonders for the monumental dimensions that Nature shows there.

The history of the world stone pole of Carrara started at the beginning of civilization, when Etruscan people and Romans 2000 years ago identified these rich marble mines destined to be known over the centuries, which they called “Marmor Lunensis”, marble of Luni.

The ancient Romans were the first ones to appreciate the artistic and selling potentiality of the marble of Carrara and they used it to build imperial palaces or for the creation of statues already in the first century B.C.

The marble industry reached its maximum consideration towards the end of the 15th century with the arrival of the great personalities of the Renaissance.

CaCO3

The marble is a ductile material, main requirement that has made it famous over the centuries, a noble material, with a pure and elegant charm and that has many uses.
The quarries have geological features of many typologies according to the mine stratification of the ground, but all the various ranges of Carrara marble are made of a calcareous rock with a homogenous chemical and mineralogical composition, which is 99% made of calcium carbonate.

The activity of quarrying and the processing of the precious material called Carrara White Marble have given to this territory a long history of success, success that is reflected in the history of the Graziani Marmi company.

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