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  • Ball Circle, Cherokee County, Georgia – Blue Circle Quarry (photographs), presented by the Georgia Mineral Society. (GMS field trip in 2000) (This link is no longer available, although you can view the page including photographs of the quarry on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.)
    <http://www.gamineral.org/blue-circle-ball-ground.htm>
  • Ball Ground, Georgia – the Atlanta Marble Company Work-Shop Interior (Marble), from A Preliminary Report on the Marbles of Georgia, Bulletin No. 1, by S. W. McCallie, Assistant State Geologist, Geological Survey of Georgia, 2nd ed., 1907, pp. 52. (This book is available on Google Books – Full View Books.)
    Plate XII. Interior of the work-shop of the Atlanta Marble Company, Ball Ground, Georgia. Interior of the work-shop of the Atlanta Marble Company, Ball Ground, Georgia (circa 1905)
  • Bartow County, Georgia – the Southern Green Slate Company – Green Slate along the Tennessee Road (Slate), from Report on The Slate Deposits of Georgia, Bulletin No. 34, by H. K. Shearer, Assistant State Geologist, Geological Survey of Georgia, 1918, pp. 148.
    Plate X. A. Exposure of green slate along the Tennessee Road on the property of the Southern Green Slate Company, Bartow County. Exposure of green slate along the Tennessee Road on the property of the Southern Green Slate Company, Bartow County, Georgia (circa 1918)
  • Bartow County, GeorgiaHistory of Mining in Bartow County, Georgia, U.S.A. Comments by Frank Dodd Smith and presented by Tony Smith.
  • Bolivar (near), Bartow County, Georgia – the Georgia Green Slate Company Quarry & Sawing Shed (Slate), from Report on The Slate Deposits of Georgia, Bulletin No. 34, by H. K. Shearer, Assistant State Geologist, Geological Survey of Georgia, 1918, pp. 134.
    Plate IX. A. Quarry of the Georgia Green Slate Company near Bolivar, Bartow County, showing the extensive jointing which made working difficult. Quarry of the Georgia Green Slate Company near Bolivar, Bartow County, Georgia, showing the extensive jointing which made working difficult (circa 1918)
    Plate IX. B. Sawing shed of the Georgia Green Slate Company near Bolivar, Bartow County, showing saw table and conveyor. Sawing shed of the Georgia Green Slate Company near Bolivar, Bartow County, Georgia, showing saw table and conveyor (circa 1918)
  • Bolivar (south of), Bartow County, Georgia – Green Slate Belt (Slate), from Report on The Slate Deposits of Georgia, Bulletin No. 34, by H. K. Shearer, Assistant State Geologist, Geological Survey of Georgia, 1918, pp. 102.
    Plate VII. B. View of the green slate belt, with hills of metamorphic rocks in the background, looking northeast from a hill ½ mile south of Bolivar, Bartow County. View of the green slate belt, with hills of metamorphic rocks in the background, looking northeast from a hill ½ mile south of Bolivar, Bartow County, Georgia (circa 1918)
  • Bolivar (east of), Bartow County, Georgia – Green Slate along the Road (Slate), from Report on The Slate Deposits of Georgia, Bulletin No. 34, by H. K. Shearer, Assistant State Geologist, Geological Survey of Georgia, 1918, pp. 120.
    Plate VIII. A. Exposure of green slate along the road just east of Bolivar, Bartow County, showing a fold and a small fault in the cleavage. Exposure of green slate along the road just east of Bolivar, Bartow County, Georgia, showing a fold and a small fault in the cleavage (circa 1918)
  • Calhoun, Georgia – Calhoun Marble Works, Black & Crutchfield, Proprietors (Advertisement)

    Black & Crutchfield, Proprietors of Calhoun Marble Works, and
    Dealers in Buggies, Wagons, Farm Implements and High Grade Fertilizers
    Calhoun, GA

  • Camak (near), Warren County, Georgia – Photo-micrograph of a Fine-grained Dark-blue Biotite Granite (Granite), from A Preliminary Report on a Part of the Granites and Gneisses of Georgia, Bulletin No. 9-A, by Thomas L. Watson, Ph.D., Assistant Geologist, Geological Survey of Georgia, 1902, pp. 232.
    Plate XXIII. Fig. 2. Photo-micrograph of a fine-grained dark-blue biotite granite, from the forty-foot dike cutting the porphyritic granite-gneiss near Camak, Warren County, Georgia. Crossed Nicols x 74. Photo-micrograph of a fine-grained dark-blue biotite granite, from the forty-foot dike cutting the porphyritic granite-gneiss near Camak, Warren County, Georgia (circa 1902)
  • Canton (near), Cherokee County, Georgia – the G. W. Crain Property – Micrograph of Georgia Marble (Marble), from A Preliminary Report on the Marbles of Georgia, Bulletin No. 1, by S. W. McCallie, Assistant State Geologist, Geological Survey of Georgia, 2nd ed., 1907, pp. 98. (This book is available on Google Books – Full View Books.)
    Plate XXXI. Micrograph of Georgia Marble, No. 1 Micrograph of Georgia Marble, No. 1 (circa 1905)
  • Canton, Georgia – The Georgia Marble Finishing Works (The following advertisement is from The Monumental News, August, 1895, Vol. 7, No. 8, Chicago, Illinois, pp. 505.)

    The Georgia Marble Finishing Works, Canton, GA – 50 Dollars

    As a mid-summer diversion to the trade we will give fifty dollars in cash prizes for the best design sent to us in competition styles divided as follows and prizes attached.

    (The following headings are over the information presented below in the ad..)

    Cottage monument $5.00 $3.00 $2.00

    Spire monument $5.00 $3.00 $2.00

    Double Die monument $5.00 $3.00 $2.00

    Single Die monument $5.00 $3.00 $2.00

    Headstone monument $5.00 $3.00 $2.00

    To be neat and attractive not fancy. Fine drawings not necessary, ideas and the practical selling quality designs possess, will be the standard in judging merit. Designs must be submitted by or before Sept. 15th.

  • Canton, Georgia – the Georgia Marble Finishing Works  (Advertisement in The Monumental News, Vol. 8, #3, March 1896, pp. 201)

    Georgia Marble Finishing Works, Canton, Georgia, Advertisement in The Monumental News, March 1895, pp. 201

    Georgia Marble Finishing Works, Canton, Georgia, Advertisement in The Monumental News, March 1895, pp. 201

    Yours for $24.50.  No. 1085 – This new and beautiful design made in Dark or Light Creole or Georgia Italian for $24.50.  Boxed f.o.b. our work. Our customers for Sawed Stocks have benefit of selection from largest stock in the south.  Send for new illustrated price list.

    The Georgia Marble Finishing Works, Canton, Ga.

    • Canton, Georgia – the Georgia Marble-Finishing Works  (from The Monumental News, Vol. XIX, No. 2, February 1907, pp. 101)
  • The Georgia Marble Works, Canton, Georgia – Georgia Monuments – “Dark Creole” “Light Creole” The Georgia Marble Works, Canton, Georgia – Georgia Monuments – “Dark Creole” “Light Creole”
    • Canton, Georgia – the Georgia Marble-Finishing Works (Marble), from A Preliminary Report on the Marbles of Georgia, Bulletin No. 1, by S. W. McCallie, Assistant State Geologist, Geological Survey of Georgia, 2nd ed., 1907. (This book is available on Google Books – Full View Books.)
    Plate XXIV. Interior of the stock-room of the Georgia marble-finishing works, Canton, Georgia. (pp. 82) Interior of the stock-room of the Georgia marble-finishing works, Canton, Georgia (circa 1905)
    Plate XXXV. A section of the monument-cutting department of the Georgia Marble finishing works, Canton, Georgia. (pp. 102) A section of the monument-cutting department of the Georgia Marble finishing works, Canton, Georgia (circa 1905)
    • Canton, Georgia - Georgia Marble Finishing Works - Creole Beauties, Being A Collection of Specimens of Monumental Marble Designs., No. 7, Price List Of Regal Beauties. No. 9, (Book) Georgia Marble Finishing Works, Canton, Georgia, 1907-1909, 16 pp. (Copy located in the Degolyer Library Collection in the “Trade Catalogs” section. Degolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.) [PDF]
    • Canton, Georgia – the Georgia Marble Finishing Works (circa 1940s ?) – Georgia Beauties:  Catalog Number Twenty-Two (pdf), The Georgia Marble Finishing Works, Builders of Fine Monuments, Canton, Georgia (no date of publication – possibly 1940s – catalog of cemetery monuments, urns, and vases. The following Georgia marbles are described in this catalog on pp. 39: Silver Grey Georgia Marble, Georgia Cherokee Marble, Georgia Mezzotint Marble, Creole Georgia Marble.)
    Front cover of the Georgia Beauties: Catalog No. 22 of the Georgia Marble Finishing Works Amtry cemetery stone in the "Georgia Beauties: Catalog No. 22" of the Georgia Marble Finishing Works “The first home of The Georgia Marble Finishing Works in 1891.”

    Front cover of the Georgia Beauties: Catalog No. 22 of the Georgia Marble Finishing Works

    The Amtry cemetery stone of Georgia marble (pp. 2 in the catalog)

    “Airplane view of the present plant of The Georgia Marble Finishing Works with the Etowah River in background.” (pp. 40)

  • Carlton, Georgia – the Royalty Granite Corp. Granite Quarries. In 1995 this company was operating two granite quarries in Madison County. At that time the company headquarters was in Carlton, Georgia. (From United States Geological Survey, Mineral Industries Surveys – Directory of Principal Dimension Stone Producers in the United States in 1995, prepared in January 1997.)

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