Marble's Yule QuarryThe Crystal Valley and the mountains south of Carbondale have always been coveted for their natural resources: Redstone was founded as a coal mining camp, and today companies are gearing up to drill for natural gas in the Thompson Divide. But one lesser-known industry has been there through it all, and continues today: marble mining.
Ever since an Italian partnership took over the Yule Quarry near Marble in 2010, production has been strong. But the quarry's remote location, harsh weather and huge production costs have challenged miners there for more than a century, and those obstacles remain.
KDNK's Nelson Harvey visited the quarry recently, and filed this report.
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Yule Marble Quarry part 2
Part 2 of Nelson Harvey's look at the Yule Marble Quarry