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Quarrying for limestone, clay and sandstone is general in most parts.
The industries of the Lake District include slate quarrying and some lead and zinc mining, and weaving, bobbin-making and pencil-making.
The leading industries are linenweaving, tanning, brewing, horse-dealing and the quarrying of marble and gypsum.
An industry of considerable importance is the quarrying of the beautiful, dark Cape Ann granite that underlies the city and all the environs.
Its industries include quarrying and malting, and the manufacture of sugar and machinery.