Quarry Techniques for Dimensional Breakwater Stone

by Stephen N. Stehlik, Colaska Production Co, Nebraska City, United States,
R. D. Knisely, Colaska Production Co, Nebraska City, United States,
C. L. Kramer, Colaska Production Co, Nebraska City, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Durability of Stone for Rubble Mound Breakwaters

Abstract: On the Texas Gulf Coast, there has evolved a unique design for breakwater and jetty structures. The Galveston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the designer of these structures, utilizes dimensional stone with tight uniform placement in their construction. Colaska Production Co. is the primary producer of dimensional stone for these projects. The following is a description of the quarrying techniques and procedures utilized by Colaska Production Co. in producing this dimensional stone.

Subject Headings: Rocks | Breakwaters | Coastal environment | Offshore construction | Gulfs | Federal government | Jetties | Structural design | North America | Texas | United States

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