May 27, 2014
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Two loadout systems fill railcars.
One is used for base materials from the primary crushing plant, while the other loads graded materials from the blending plant.
While the plant typically ships nearly half of its material via rail, strong local private demand has increased and only 30 percent is currently being transported to more distant markets.
Teachers learn about mining at Illinois Teachers Workshop: Rocks, Minerals & Mining in Today’s Society