History

Granite quarry Dolní Požáry Prosečnice, near Prague, is one of the oldest still operating quarries in the Czech Republic. The extraction of the granite started already in the second half of the 18th century.

Grey granite, previously called konopišťský granite and later – požárský granite, named after the nearby village Dolní Požáry, has always been considered to be one of the most famous grade of our granite. Its distinctive feature is that it is possible to break out into large blocks and it is easily polished. Working of granite was accomplished in the local stone workshops; an important role in transportation of stone played the nearby railway.

Historically, Požársky granite was used for the construction of many famous buildings and monuments both in Czech Republic and abroad. This granite was used for building some of the Prague metro stations and many monuments, such as the pedestals for the statues of St. Vaclav and Jan Žižka in Prague, monument of František Palacký.. It was also used for stairs of the National Theater and Municipal Library, blocks at Prague Castle and its courtyard, Czech Commercial Bank in Prague, columns of Municipal House in Prague, terrace near the Palace of Culture, National Monument and the building of Ministry of Agriculture. Abroad, our granite was used for the monument of Czech Legionaries in Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris, and for the ministry buildings in Vienna, Budapest and other cities. The granite was also often used for the construction of bridges, waterworks and railways .

In the past there were two granite quarries in Prosečnice, both were located to the north of the railway station. At first it was owned by Konopiště estate, and after the First World War it came into the state possession. In the fifties of the 20th century the quarry “v Doubí” was abandoned and overgrown with forest. Extraction of granite and stone production in the quarry nearest to the railway, formerly known as “Na Vrších” quarry, that means “at the tip”, has continued on a limited scale with few breaks until today.

In 2015, the quarry became owned by Abakron Company, which in 2016 has renewed the extraction of granite and continues this work in the best traditions of stone production.

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