Several large quarries have been excavated over the years on the high ground of Graniteville; both the flooded, disused quarries, and the active ones, are massive holes in the earth. Surrounding the pits are mounds of granite blocks, which pile into the back yards of many houses. The granite in these mounds could certainly extend the life of the Rock of Ages Company by providing curbing for hundreds of miles of roads.
My survey area was on the lower slopes of the mound, where Graniteville Road descends from the Rock of Ages Visitor Center down to the town's cemetery and recreation area. I have seen several cemeteries in Barre City and Town, and they are all completely done in granite. Marble is totally absent, although it is equally prevalent in southwest of the State.
Checklist for Barre Town:
Downy Woodpecker -- female entering an active nest hole
Black-throated Green Warbler