The Most Read Stories of 2023: A Tour of Martin Stone Quarry


Founded in 1953 by Henry Martin, Martin Stone Quarries has been a major force in the greater Boyertown area. Sadly, Henry's son, Glenn, who, along with his brother Tom, continued the development of the Quarries, passed away 10 months after Jane Stahl toured the quarries with Glenn's son, Rod.

by Jane Stahl

On a beautiful December morning full of sunshine and a glorious expanse of blue sky, a few feathery clouds, and the occasional soaring hawk, Martin Stone Quarry’s president Rod Martin treated me to a ride and an introduction to the 350-acre quarry in which thousands of tons of quartz and granite are mined for use in a multitude of projects from road construction to ballparks and sandboxes.

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