Carved In Stone

The Devil Made Me Do It

The Devil Made Me Do It

AggMan Staff - Aug 01, 2012

What you see is what you get — in reel life and in real life.   While eating dinner the other day, ...

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See you at the Forum

AggMan Staff - Jul 01, 2012

A gathering of geologists, planners, aggregate operators, and others sparks interesting dialogue on geology and mining.     I recently attended the 48th ...

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Gravel Monkey, Indeed!

Gravel Monkey, Indeed!

AggMan Staff - Jun 07, 2012

Geological deposits such as alluvial fans are complex landforms that require more than a primate to identify and excavate.   I do ...

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Joints, Humpback Whales and Quarries

Joints, Humpback Whales and Quarries

AggMan Staff - Mar 19, 2012

Knowledge of geological joints is essential in assuring the economic extraction of crushed stone from quarries, and detailed studies of ...

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Prospecting with Geological Maps

Prospecting with Geological Maps

- Feb 16, 2012

The search for potential aggregate sources begins with the proper framework. By Bill Langer When I was studying geology in college, one ...

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Carved in Stone

Carved in Stone

AggMan Staff - Jan 07, 2012

Seeking the Philosopher's Stone From the father of soil mechanics to a fictional young wizard, many have sought mythical solutions to ...

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Carved in Stone

AggMan Staff - Dec 02, 2011

And Last Comes XYZ Cartesian Coordinates can be used to specify the position of any point in three-dimensional space by measuring ...

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Carved in Stone

Carved in Stone

AggMan Staff - Nov 13, 2011

W is for Weathered Rock An old-school sound test demonstrates the difference between soil, core stones, and solid bedrock. Early in my ...

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Carved in Stone

Carved in Stone

AggMan Staff - Oct 03, 2011

V is for Verde Antique This green beauty gob-smacks our favorite geologist. By Bill Langer Verd-antique, (verd-an-teek) — etym., viridis (vir’-e-dis), green, and ...

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Carved in Stone

Carved in Stone

AggMan Staff - Sep 01, 2011

U is for Undergrounder Underground mining offers an attractive alternative for those who can adapt to conditions of underground life. By Bill ...

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