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Quarry Quest is returning to Michels Materials Quarry in Wisconsin for a 17th year (VIDEO)

Aug 31, 2015

Quarry Quest is returning to Michels Materials Quarry in Wisconsin for a 17th year (VIDEO)

The Michels Materials limestone quarry is taking a day off from rocks in or order to let the good times roll. Quarry Quest is returning for a 16th year at the quarry in Neenah, Wisconsin to give families a chance to have safe ...

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April 2015

Apr 01, 2015

April 2015

 Spring Safety

Crushing for particle shape

Nov 17, 2014

Crushing for particle shape

Most crushed stone and sand is produced for use in concrete and asphalt, and there is general agreement that a cubical stone is ideal for use in these products. “The more elongated and flaky the material is, the more water, ...

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How much fun can you handle? Quarry Quest 2014 Photos

Sep 25, 2014

How much fun can you handle? Quarry Quest 2014 Photos

With so many entertainment options for children (video games, cartoons, ect.), it's no wonder why aggregates wouldn't be considered a very fun subject. But for at least one day a year, aggregates end up being the highlight of day for ...

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September 2014

Sep 09, 2014

September 2014

Going Underground - Roof Control

May 2013

Sep 23, 2013

May 2013

Deposit Exploration 

See you at the Forum

Jul 01, 2012

A gathering of geologists, planners, aggregate operators, and others sparks interesting dialogue on geology and mining.     I recently attended the 48th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals, hosted by the Arizona Geological Survey. This has always been one of my ...

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Rock Science

Apr 01, 2012

Rock Science

Consider the impact of the physical and chemical properties of the parts when evaluating the whole. By Bill Langer After I retired from the U.S. Geological Survey last November, my wife, Pam, and I moved to Phoenix, Ariz. We currently live with ...

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Lessons from Middle Earth

Aug 01, 2009

by Bill “Bilbo” Langer  "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it ...

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April 2009

Apr 01, 2009

April 2009

Getting Better Geologic Intelligence

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