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A Spring of Hope for Favorable Business Ratings in 2014

Jan 01, 2014

A Spring of Hope for Favorable Business Ratings in 2014

While most operators don’t expect to be dazzled, most anticipate favorable business ratings for 2014. For a decade, Aggregates Manager has asked operators to assess business conditions and production rates for the current year and upcoming year. We share this information ...

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Importing Industrial Minerals — Something to Think About

Dec 01, 2013

In the import-export equation, the U.S. economy is losing on the potential value of industrial minerals production.   By Bill Langer   My last few articles have talked about some of the many rocks and minerals referred to as industrial minerals.* These minerals lack ...

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Aggregates contribute $52.3 billion to U.S. GDP

Nov 22, 2013

Aggregates contribute $52.3 billion to U.S. GDP

The aggregates sector contributes $52.3 billion each year to the real gross domestic product (GDP) in the U.S., according to a new report from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). The report, a technical briefing paper called “Industrial Minerals’ ...

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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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A Visit to the Dentist

Oct 01, 2013

A Visit to the Dentist

Fluorspar mining endures trials and tribulations that make a geologist wince.   By Bill Langer   You know the drill. I was reclining in the dentist chair while a hygienist jabbed a sharp pick into my gums. She paused and asked: “So you’re a ...

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Forecast 2012: Rock Steady

Jan 01, 2013

Forecast 2012:  Rock Steady

After five years of extremes, the aggregates market sees a slight shift toward the positive.   by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief, tdunphy@randallreilly.com   One term comes to mind when reviewing the results of the 2012-13 Aggregates Manager Forecast Survey: directionally correct. Overall annual business ratings ...

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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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