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Nov 01, 2014

California The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors straw voted through the draft General Plan’s Mineral Resources section during a review meeting, discussed the environmental impacts of mining on riverbeds, and laid the groundwork for extending the time period between mining permit ...

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School children witness quarry blast

Jan 06, 2014

School children witness quarry blast

A group of students in the U.K. recently got the chance to witness a blast at a local quarry. The students, from Norton St. Philip school in England, visited Moon Hill Quarry in Somerset just before Christmas holidays, Frome Standard reported. The ...

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Scientists point to quarry blast as cause of Illinois earthquake

Nov 21, 2013

Scientists point to quarry blast as cause of Illinois earthquake

Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said on Friday that a blast at a quarry in McCook, Illinois, likely caused a 3.2-magnitude tremor earlier this month, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. USGS officials added that the tremor ...

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Did a quarry blast cause a 3.2-magnitude tremor?

Nov 11, 2013

Did a quarry blast cause a 3.2-magnitude tremor?

Early last week, a large tremor shook home and businesses in and around McCook, Illinois. The 3.2-magnitude tremor was felt as far away as Wisconsin, according to a Chicago Tribune report. Initially, reports pointed to a possible link between the tremor and ...

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Blasting: Best Practices

Oct 14, 2013

Blasting: Best Practices

Initiating safe, successful blast practices Successful blasts do not come about by chance. They come about via careful planning, assessment, and management of risk, the knowledge and teamwork of all personnel involved and, importantly, what physically happens on the bench during ...

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Scheduled quarry blast shakes homes, businesses in Wisconsin

Aug 21, 2013

Scheduled quarry blast shakes homes, businesses in Wisconsin

Residents and workers in De Pere and Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, felt the effects of a quarry blast last Thursday morning, according to GreenBayPressGazette.com. The blast, which took place August 15 at about 9:40 a.m., caused a loud booming sound and shook buildings ...

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