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Anderson Rock Quarry Turns Into Cliff Jumping Hotspot

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Anderson Rock Quarry.

Anderson Rock Quarry

The Anderson Rock Quarry, which once produced some of the world’s finest blue granite, has now become a tourist attracton for thrill-seekers.

Located in Winnsboro, South Carolina, the quarry was active between 1898 and 1946.

During these years, The Winnsboro Granite Co. quarried and shipped the “beautiful blue” to cities and towns across the country.

This light-blue or gray-colored stone was used for many of the nation’s most elaborate structures.

Some of these structures included the Flat-Iron Building in New York and the Land Title and Trust Building in Philadelphia.

Today, all that remains of the once prosperous operation is decaying machinery and a disused rock quarry that is filled with emerald-green water.

According to locals, the quarry is privately owned and not open to the public, but that hasn’t stopped thrill-seekers from visiting.

While illegal, cliff diving at Anderson Rock Quarry Lake, has become a popular spot for jumps from 20, 30, 40, 50, 65, and 80 feet.

If you are a cliff jumper, use common sense.

People have died from cliff jumping; even from a low height.

A 26-year-old woman recently died at the Anderson Rock Quarry after hitting her head on the way down.

Others have altered the rest of their lives due to injuries obtained from cliff jumping.

Jumping from cliffs can be incredibly fun but always check what lies beneath the surface before jumping.