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Psst… U.S. Industrial Minerals. Did You Know?….

Nov 01, 2013

Psst… U.S. Industrial Minerals. Did You Know?….

Production of U.S. industrial minerals is falling behind the demand for them.   By Bill Langer   Industrial minerals are found in nearly every man-made material, and their use tends to grow with our population and economy. Without industrial minerals, there would be no ...

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Are You Smarter than a Third Grader?

Jun 01, 2013

Are You Smarter than a Third Grader?

Educational outreach is fun for more than just the kids in the classroom.   By Bill Langer   I had just returned to my hotel room after a long day at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) annual meeting, which included discussions ...

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Sustainability Picks Up Steam

Jun 07, 2012

Sustainability Picks Up Steam

Although many initiatives began in Europe, North American operators are beginning to appreciate the benefits of green business practices. Sustainable operating practices — which have roots in the business strategies of many European construction materials companies — are making their way ...

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Sustainability Picks up Steam

Oct 03, 2011

Sustainability Picks up Steam

Although many initiatives began in Europe, North American operators are beginning to appreciate the benefits of green business practices. By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief Sustainable operating practices — which have roots in the business strategies of many European construction materials companies — are ...

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Carved in Stone

Jan 01, 2011

Carved in Stone

M is for Millstone Among the many European millstones, the geology of the French burrstone was prized for the effect of its quartz grain. ‘mil-st¯on A portmanteau created by blending the words ‘mill’ and ‘stone.’ “I can never cease to hanker for ...

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