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Phenix Marble Fabrication Shop & Quarry Tour

When:
Friday, May 11, 2018, 1:00 PM
Where:
Conco Companies
(Phenix Marble Fabrication Shop & Quarry)
902 S Quarry Rd
Willard, MO  65781
Contact:
Linden A Mueller
Category:
Invitation
Registration is required
*Hard hats and close toed shoes are advised*
Registrants & Fees
No Fee
No Fee
*Hard hats and close toed shoes are advised*

Solid As a Rock: Presentation & Tour of Local Limestone/Napolean Grey Marble Facility

Course Number, Credit Designation, and Number of Learning Units

SGF180509, 1 LU (session B)

Course Description

Presentation and tour of fabrication facility/quarry discussing uses, extraction/finishing methods for local limestone & Napoleon Grey Marble.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss and outline the history of "Napoleon Grey Marble" and its modern evolution.
  2. Gain an understanding of the physical and chemical properties of Phenix stone.
  3. Gain an understanding of the fabrication process of natural stone.
  4. Gain an understanding of the applications where natural stone is best used.

Address is 902 S Quarry Rd, Willard, MO 65781

However, if you put that address in Google maps it will lead you astray a bit.

Coming from Springfield you'll take Hwy 160 headed toward Willard. You'll turn RIGHT on FR 94, which is across from the animal hospital.

Take an immediate LEFT and follow that access road.

You'll turn RIGHT at the quarry entrance and follow the drive to the main office building which will be on your right. You can see it in the picture below. There's a small paved lot at the front and a larger gravel lot just behind the building.

Troubleshooting: if you follow Google's instructions it will tell you to take the second right, which is actually the truck exit and you're not allowed to enter there (plenty of signage posted there). If anyone misses the turn, a little further down is a stoplight with a McDonalds and a gas station that makes for an easy turning around spot.