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Limestone quarrying began in the mid-1800s, and today, the Standard Lafarge Corporation of Paris maintains the quarry this stone came from as the largest quarry operation in Ohio. Limestone is ordinarily white but may be colored by impurities, iron oxide making it brown, yellow, or red and carbon making it blue, black, or gray. The texture varies from coarse to fine. The limestone Ottawa County is providing is fossilized. | Ottawa

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Ottawa.jpg - Limestone quarrying began in the mid-1800s, and today, the Standard Lafarge Corporation of Paris maintains the quarry this stone came from as the largest quarry operation in Ohio. Limestone is ordinarily white but may be colored by impurities, iron oxide making it brown, yellow, or red and carbon making it blue, black, or gray. The texture varies from coarse to fine. The limestone Ottawa County is providing is fossilized.

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