Tags: Blasting

Start production off right with great fragmentation

Feb 02, 2016

Start production off right with great fragmentation

By Mary McCaig-Foster, Contributing Editor Get Great Fragmentation The goal of drilling and blasting is more than just putting rock onto the ground for the processing plant. Many mine operators do not make efforts to optimize the drilling and blasting process until ...

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Reclaimed quarry site offers educational opportunity about mining

Sep 21, 2015

During the fall, a favorite weekend activity among my family is to spend the afternoon having a picnic, and following it up with a hike. As we look for new trails to explore, I downloaded a handy app from our local park ...

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Top Operations: Dolese Brothers’ Davis Quarry

Sep 16, 2015

Top Operations: Dolese Brothers’ Davis Quarry

« Click here to return and cast your vote for Davis Quarry in the Top Operations contest   Click here to return to see all the entries in the Top Operations contest »                 In the late 1800s, four brothers started a public works ...

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Texas town buys quarry land to eventually shut it down and keep the neighborhood quiet

Sep 03, 2015

Texas town buys quarry land to eventually shut it down and keep the neighborhood quiet

A Texas town is fed up with the loud blasting at a nearby quarry, so they've decided to buy the land and shut it down – but not for another eight years. According to the Austin Statesman, the Cedar Park City ...

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Quarry explosion damages homes and cars and injures one person

May 22, 2015

Quarry explosion damages homes and cars and injures one person

A scheduled blast at Loudoun Quarries in Sterling, Virginia, sent large rocks flying into nearby homes and vehicles and sent one man to the hospital. The Loudoun Times reported that several homes, businesses and vehicles started taking damage from falling rocks at ...

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State and Province News

May 01, 2015

California Vulcan Materials Co. is in the process of transforming all of the original 30- to 50-foot benches at its Azusa operation into 1- and 2-foot microbenches that match the contours of the natural hillside. According to the San Gabriel Valley ...

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Thursday’s AGG1 Academy pick – TH55: Why are My Neighbors Complaining about Blasting and What Can I Do about It?

Mar 18, 2015

Thursday’s AGG1 Academy pick – TH55: Why are My Neighbors Complaining about Blasting and What Can I Do about It?

Presenter: Doug Rudenko, Vibra-Tech Engineers At most mining operations, blast vibration levels are kept well below established criteria, yet compliance with the regulations does not always solve the conflicts arising from blasting operations. Mine operators often resort to random changes in ...

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Researchers will monitor seismic activity as blasting resumes at Illinois quarry

Mar 02, 2015

As blasting operations resume this spring at the Hanson Material Service quarry near LaGrange, Ill., Northwestern University researchers will be monitoring them. The Chicago Tribune reports that scientists have been recording seismic activity in two locations since last spring, because ...

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30 Ohio elementary students learn history of Marblehead quarries

Feb 26, 2015

30 Ohio elementary students learn history of Marblehead quarries

#attachment_39670 { margin-bottom:15px; } Gretchen Curtis from the Lakeside Heritage Society in Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, recently visited with a class of 30 fourth-grade students at Danbury Elementary School, the Port Clinton News Herald reports. Curtis reviewed the 100-year history of limestone ...

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a tour around Rogers Group’s Whites Creek Quarry

Nov 07, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a tour around Rogers Group’s Whites Creek Quarry

Whites Creek Quarry, a Rogers Group, Inc. operation, sits inside the city limits of Nashville, Tenn. Though the city began operations in the early 1950s when nothing was around it, it is now in the midst of homes, schools, and ...

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Learn how to resolve blasting-related conflicts with NSSGA’s latest webinar

Mar 24, 2014

Learn how to resolve blasting-related conflicts with NSSGA’s latest webinar

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) will host a webinar focused on drilling and blasting this week. Related: McCook Quarry resumes blasting for first time since November earthquake Dubbed “Why Are My Neighbors Complaining About Blasting and What Can I Do ...

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McCook Quarry resumes blasting for first time since November earthquake

Mar 15, 2014

McCook Quarry resumes blasting for first time since November earthquake

McCook Quarry is reportedly set to resume blasting on Monday, according to the Chicago Tribune. The Lehigh Hanson-owned quarry suspended blasting after a 3.2-magnitude earthquake shook parts of Illinois and Wisconsin in November following a routine blast. Within two weeks of the ...

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