Company officials say there are stones in the proposed location needed to build roadways, bridges and other infrastructure.
Community members are deeply concerned.
"It alarmed me that something would be brought into St. Paul because St. Paul is such a scenic beauty of an area," said Pam Vance, a community member.
The proposed re-zoning location is a 150 acre property off of Highway 58.
Mountain Minerals officials say it wouldn't be like the Castlewood rock quarry operation.
"What we are proposing is not an entire crushing operation like you see here, but more just an extraction pit site. Most of those sites when complete are actually more attractive or more available for land use," said Josh Horne, Plant Manager at Mountain Minerals.
They also say you won't even be able to see it from town.
"This area is actually much more remote and other than perhaps the tree lines, some changes to the tree lines, I don't think people would see a wall or some of the typical things you associate with quarries," said Horne.
Still, citizens feel it will be a disturbance.
"It drills, it shoots, it blasts, it makes dust and it makes noise. There's no way around those things. For a town that's trying to project itself now as a tourist center a rock quarry is not a very good idea," said Charles Willis, a community member.
The zoning request must be approved by the planning commission and then by town council.
A public hearing will be September 13th.
More than 50 jobs are projected to be created if the quarry goes in.
Mountain Minerals will have to conduct impact studies on putting the quarry in