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Yule Marble Quarry
The Yule Marble Quarry is one of the largest, most important marble deposits in the world. It was discovered in the 1870s in the small Colorado town of Marble, near the West Elk Mountains.

The Quarry is the main source of economy in Marble, and has undergone extensive openings, closures, and renovations since its discovery. It remains in use today.

Though the quarry’s white marble deposits were first discovered in 1873, it was not until 1905 when Colonel Channing Meek raised three million dollars to actually develop the land, that the quarry began to take shape. Developing the quarry was difficult and time-consuming.