Carved In Stone

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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Carved in Stone

Carved in Stone

AggMan Staff - Aug 01, 2011

T is for Taconite New research may yield commercial viability for this lower quality ore. By Bill Langer tak-uh-nahyt (noun) – A type ...

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Carved in Stone

Carved in Stone

AggMan Staff - Jul 05, 2011

S is for sunset crater A scenic trek always includes an interesting landmark — a volcanic cinder cone. By Bill Langer My wife, ...

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Carved in Stone

Carved in Stone

- Jun 01, 2011

R is for Rocksicle A Front Range perspective on managing and shipping aggregates. By Bill Langer Rocksicle (rok-si-kuhl) noun – similar to a ...

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Carved in Stone

Carved in Stone

- May 07, 2011

Q is for Quartz This versatile mineral has been used in everything from ceremonial rattles to sonar transducers to quartz watches. By ...

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