TERRIFIC BLAST SPLITS MOUNTAIN Spectacular scenes of record blast in San Andreas, California. Forty tons of dynamite are used to rip the entire side of a quarry. It took a year to prepare for the explosion--but its only a matter of thrilling seconds for the job. Special photography shows the explosion in reverse.
MARBLE QUARRY EXPLOSION The world's most famous marble quarries in Carrara, Italy stage a huge blast, exploding twenty tons of dynamite to loosen a million tons of the beautiful white stone. With the blast, great clouds of dust roll down the valley.
Date: 1936 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:36:00, No Audio
MARBLE QUARRIES Revitalized by U.S. aid are the famed quarries of Carrara, source of the marble of which ancient Rome was built, from which Michelangelo carved his masterpieces. In 1954 they are the scene of the greatest activity in years.
CALIFORNIA'S CEMENT INDUSTRY - 1960S California\'s cement industry is another of its great resources. A backhoe digs at a limestone quarry and household items such ceramic bowls are manufactured in a plant and carefully hand painted. Even the decorative tile on a building is made from cement.
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:21:00, No Audio
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