QUARRIES AND WORKING AREAS
During the Mesozoic Era, the Orosei Gulf was involved in the progression of the sea front. Its structure still bears witness to the changes which took place in that distant period and presents really high limestone cliffs leaning eastwards, amongst the most beautiful in the Mediterranean Sea.
activity of the karstic cycles is apparent everywhere in the area. They
have given shape to the carbonate rocks and have allowed quarrying
activities and the extraction of construction materials. The latter are
extracted from Jurassic deposits with industrial procedures that allow
the extraction of a high quality material.
location of the quarry where Orosei and Elmo Marbles are extracted and
processed is southwest of the Orosei territory on the route S.S. 125 at