The cliffs and woods have been so far disfigured by quarries that public feeling was aroused, and in 1904 an "Avon Gorge Committee" was appointed to report to the corporation of Bristol on the possibility of preserving the beauties of the locality.
It possesses large cotton mills, and quarries and coalmines are worked in the immediate neighbourhood.
Nine miles from Tebessa are the extensive phosphate quarries of Jebel Dyr, where is also an interesting megalithic village.
Mining, quarries - - - 261,320 5,031 266,351
Qiuirry-Products.Quarries of various descriptions are numerous all over France.