The quarrying apparently progressed from the southern part of the quarry to the north and northwest, in keeping with the bend in the slope. The quarrying depth varied according to the quality of bedrock. It seems that no quarrying was done in the northeastern part, close to a round natural void (L104). Two quarrying levels were discerned in the eastern part of the quarry that was hewn to a depth of just 0.6 m, whereas three quarrying levels were observed on the southern wall in the southwestern part of the quarry, which was hewn to a depth of c. 1.7 m (Fig. 4). Judging by the quarrying lines, it seems that various size stones and stone blocks (0.3–0.7 × 0.7–1.5 m) were extracted. The negatives of two hewn stone blocks (0.6 × 0.7 m) were preserved in the eastern part of the quarry.
Pottery vessels that dated to the Late Roman and Byzantine periods were found in the two upper soil layers that covered the quarry. Although the middle layer contained rock-cutting debris that originated in the quarry itself, the ceramic finds it contained cannot be used with certainty to date the quarry. Nevertheless, it seems that the stones cut in the quarry were used in the construction of some nearby sites, such as Kh. Sabiha, Ramat Rahel, Kh. Za‘kuka and Kh. Umm Tuba (A. Kloner 2000. Map of Talpiyot. Survey of Jerusalem:The Southern Sector, Sites 72, 95, 115, 119).