Carved In Stone

A Visit to the Dentist

A Visit to the Dentist

AggMan Staff - Oct 01, 2013

Fluorspar mining endures trials and tribulations that make a geologist wince.   By Bill Langer   You know the drill. I was reclining in ...

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A Taste of Barite

A Taste of Barite

AggMan Staff - Sep 01, 2013

As prices continue to rise, our erstwhile columnist shares his gut feeling about the mineral’s future.   By Bill Langer   Iam intimately familiar ...

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Hey, That’s My Job!

AggMan Staff - Aug 01, 2013

The world of feldspar ebbs and flows with the U.S. construction industry.   By Bill Langer   Our daughter, Kimberly, and son-in-law, Rob, recently ...

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An Industrious Industrial Mineral

AggMan Staff - Jul 01, 2013

Used in everything from pencils to deodorants, this is a versatile mineral. What the heck is it?   By Bill Langer   This article ...

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Are You Smarter than a Third Grader?

Are You Smarter than a Third Grader?

AggMan Staff - Jun 01, 2013

Educational outreach is fun for more than just the kids in the classroom.   By Bill Langer   I had just returned to my ...

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What in the World Happened?

What in the World Happened?

AggMan Staff - May 01, 2013

After the housing bubble’s burst, will aggregate production get back on trend? By Bill Langer It is quite likely that everybody in ...

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Perlite and the Electric Company

Perlite and the Electric Company

AggMan Staff - Apr 01, 2013

This little rock can be found in everything from lightweight aggregate to futuristic insulation.   By Bill Langer   We love living in the ...

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What in the World?

What in the World?

AggMan Staff - Feb 01, 2013

When it comes to this wall, you might just need some education.   By Bill Langer     This article is about a famous wall; ...

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Failing Grades

Failing Grades

AggMan Staff - Jan 01, 2013

America’s infrastructure gets a D on its report card. By Bill Langer   As a doting grandfather (a.k.a. Papa), I have some great ...

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A Christmas Story — It’s a Clinker!

A Christmas Story — It’s a...

AggMan Staff - Dec 01, 2012

While The Old Man may not have appreciated it, clinker is a welcome product in some parts of the world.   By ...

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