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Where in Gozo are the Limestone Quarries ?

by Bishopbriggs Online Now Jan 23, 2010 at 4:26 PM

Where on Gozo are the Limestone Quarries where all the building blocks come from ?

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    Re: Where in Gozo are the Limestone Quarries ?

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Jan 24, 2010 at 2:14 AM

    Some are mentioned in a permit PDF decument at: http://www.mepa.org.mt/file.aspx?f=286

    PJ

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    Re: Where in Gozo are the Limestone Quarries ?

    by leics Online Now Jan 24, 2010 at 4:45 AM

    I believe there are some along the cliffs around Dwejra and near Qala. Maltese limestone quarries tend to be deep rather than extensive in width.

    This page has info and pictures (scroll right down to 'Gozo Quarries', click on a link for Gozo map):

    http://www.gozo.us/

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    Re: Where in Gozo are the Limestone Quarries ?

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Jan 24, 2010 at 6:41 AM

    If you use Google maps you easily find some; see:

    maps.google.nl/maps?f=q&sour...

    PJ

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  • Re: Where in Gozo are the Limestone Quarries ?

    by Bishopbriggs Online Now Jan 24, 2010 at 9:34 AM

    Thank you LEICS and pieter_jan v for your really prompt response.
    Your information is exactly what I required.
    www.gozo.us/ is an amazing site for all information on Gozo.

    I look forward to visiting the amazing quarry Ghajn Abdul at Dwejra Bay.

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    Re: Where in Gozo are the Limestone Quarries ?

    by leics Online Now Jan 24, 2010 at 10:39 AM

    You do realise you wil not necessarily be able to enter? Working quarries are just that...working, and not open to all.

    Closed quarries will probably be closed off for safety reasons.

    But you should be able to see at least something from the roadside/fence.

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    Re: Where in Gozo are the Limestone Quarries ?

    by charlene_aquilina Online Now Mar 12, 2010 at 6:33 AM

    Hi, I just happened to see your question. I don't know if you've already come and gone but in case you're still coming...

    Will you be staying in Gozo all the time? If you're going to be in Malta and have some time to spare, you could visit the Limestone Heritage in Siggiewi, which is an old quarry converted into a museum with exhibitions of tools used over the years, stoneworks, and so on. I think it could interest you. Personally I've been there twice and really liked it - and my dad who's a construction worker enjoyed it too.

    Quarries are quite dangerous sites so I don't know if you'll be able to enter. Most probably as Leics told you you'll be able to see something from outside though.

    Good luck ... and hope you'll enjoy your stay!

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  • Re: Where in Gozo are the Limestone Quarries ?

    by dhsal84 Online Now Nov 17, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    Gozo is magnificent. Some Quarries that you find in Gozo are at San Lawrenz and Qala that are most popular.

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