The quarry is on the rocky sloping ground to the north of St Sergios Church and parallel to the Euprates River. Looking towards the Euphrates on your way to the quarry, you can see the rooftops of the Gümüşgün school and other buildings that are now submerged beneath the Birecik Dam Reservoir. Although the village was moved when it became apparent it would be mainly lost under the lake, a few remaining houses here are still inhabited.
This stop along our route, the Gümüşgün Stone Quarry, still bears traces of its use to build the rich artistic and cultural center of Zeugma. The stones quarried here were transported to Zeugma on rafts, and cut and carved into the building stones and columns of the city. Inscriptions and reliefs carved by the stone cutters are evidence that the quarry was used in the Roman period.
The limestone mass extends for 400 metre parallel to the Euphrates River and is up to 20 m high. Large piers of rock have been left to separate the quarries. The vertical face of the largest mass of stone measures 150m wide and 20 m high. There are niches and reliefs carved onto the stone.