After a great deal of effort we are pleased to announce that we have finally acquired our first block for carving a facing stone for the pyramid. It comes from The Mone Brothers Quarry in Leeds and as you can see by the picture we really have our work cut out for us!

First block for the casing stone for the Earth Pyramid at the quarry

Figure 1 Earth Pyramid block with quarry owner Kevin Mone

The huge chunk of rock currently weighs approximately 8.5 tonnes which means around 4 tonnes will need to be carved off to create the facing stone. We intend to carve the whole block by hand using only hand tools and techniques developed thousands of years ago.

The block will be delivered to our test site over the next few weeks and we will keep you up to date with our progress.

See our YouTube Channel for more videos of our progress.