Mining marble rock is a lengthy and highly technical process. To give our customers a better understanding of this process we have simplified it into a few steps below.
Marble rock is composed of calcium-magnesium carbonate. Due to high pressure and heat the rock recrystallizes to form this beautiful calcium-rich rock. Some marbles can also consist of Lime or magnesia silicate minerals. Searching for the perfect quarry takes years of careful planning, testing and investigation by qualified geologists and geophysicists.
Marble quarrying is a multistage process where we extract the marble rock from the quarry ground. Quarry blasting is the next step in this process. This uses careful blasting techniques with explosive material processed through a blasting compressor machine. After this blasting process the rock is separated from the quarry floor.
Marble is a very hard stone and therefore needs to be extracted through wire saw, chain saw or diamond wire saw. In this process the saw leaves a cut between the blocks. The advanced equipment used by AMSMC enables us to cut both vertically and horizontally whether the rock is wet or dry. A very technical system is used during the cutting process to ensure each rock is preserved and cut to the perfect specifications and size.
Air pressure is used as the final step between the blocks after the cutting. It creates a super strong force against the blocks which separates the blocks.
After the blocks are prepared they are lifted and loaded using heavy lifting equipment, mobile and stable cranes and loaded onto the trucks.
Once the blocks are at the factory raw marble stone blocks are kept in very specific storage conditions until selected by the customers. Once selected the blocks are converted by the gang saw into the exact dimensions and thickness required by the customer. In the finishing area the slab is laid face down and a machine with a diamond-encrusted abrasive pad grinds down the slab surface until it is smooth. A uniform coat of epoxy sealer is sprayed onto the surface and leaves it to dry for 48 hrs. This process is repeated on the other side and then ready to be shipped to our customers.