Many of our mines were first opened for extraction in the 1930s. During WWII, the Canon City area played a major role in steel production due to the large deposits of mica and feldspar found here. Following the war in the 1940s our mining efforts turned to decorative, hard aggregate.
The Rocky Mountains and Colorado's Front Range contain some of the greatest concentrations and varieties of hard aggregate found in North America. Our local area is well known for its fine quality deposits of quartz, feldspar and granite.
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Here at Colorado Quarries, we take pride in our reputation for providing a wide variety of hard aggregate, expert sizing and timely, courteous service.
Our main facility is located in Canon City, approximately 200 miles southwest of Denver and 10 miles east of America's highest suspension bridge, the Royal Gorge Bridge (pictured here).
All of our mines are located within an 80 mile radius of our main facility.