Tags: limestone quarry

Dolese Bros. spend millions to upgrade another facility in Oklahoma

Aug 02, 2015

Dolese Bros. spend millions to upgrade another facility in Oklahoma

Oklahoma-based aggregate producer Dolese Bros. has dropped $14 million to upgrade its stone-crushing plant in Hartshorne, Oklahoma. According to the Mcalester News Capital, Dolese Bros. President and CEO Mark Helm announced on July 28 the massive upgrade to the limestone operation's crushing ...

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Limestone quarry to become set of Beowulf

Jan 14, 2015

Limestone quarry to become set of Beowulf

  A former limestone quarry in England will soon be transformed into a dark and scary village as the set for an upcoming Beowulf miniseries. Discussions to use former Cement Works quarry as the new home for Beowulf had been ongoing for quite ...

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Quarry Quest 2014 seeks volunteers

Aug 21, 2014

Quarry Quest 2014 seeks volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the 16th annual Quarry Quest, held at Michels Materials limestone quarry in Neenah, Wisconsin. Over the last 15 years the event has attracted 200,000 people and raised more than $1.3 million. The money goes to local children's charities and ...

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Tippecanoe County Commissioners approve ordinance banning quarry development

Jul 09, 2014

Tippecanoe County Commissioners approve ordinance banning quarry development

Tippecanoe County Commissioners this week approved an ordinance banning quarry development near Americus, Ind., the Lafayette Journal & Courier reports. The ordinance could prevent a limestone quarry proposed by Rogers Group from being constructed. The plan have faced opposition from neighbors ...

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Meet Me in St. Louis

Feb 01, 2014

Meet Me in St. Louis

From the land of Lincoln to the Gateway Arch, Route 66 highlights interesting insights into history.   By Bill Langer   As we continue our trip along old Route 66 from Chicago, Ill., to St. Louis, Mo., we pass through Springfield, Ill., home of ...

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Allen Co. rezoning request for limestone quarry receives no vote in Kentucky

Oct 11, 2013

Allen Co. rezoning request for limestone quarry receives no vote in Kentucky

A proposed limestone quarry in Clark County, Kentucky, won’t start work anytime soon. The Clark County Fiscal Court failed to approve on Wednesday a rezoning request that would have changed the proposed quarry property from agricultural use to heavy industrial, according ...

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Martin Marietta requests water discharge permit for proposed North Carolina quarry

Sep 20, 2013

Martin Marietta requests water discharge permit for proposed North Carolina quarry

Martin Marietta Materials may soon operate a limestone quarry in Beaufort County, North Carolina. Area residents are considering the pros and cons of the proposed quarry, pointing to the quarry’s impact on water tables, wells and the Blounts Creek environment as ...

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VIDEO: Quarry Quest to feature first-ever sand sculpting contest

Sep 12, 2013

VIDEO: Quarry Quest to feature first-ever sand sculpting contest

Michels Corporation will host its 15th annual Quarry Quest on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at its Michels Materials limestone quarry in Neenah, Wisconsin. The Quarry Quest website states that the event’s goal is “educating families in geology and ...

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Kentucky residents fight proposed limestone quarry

Aug 26, 2013

Kentucky residents fight proposed limestone quarry

Residents in Clark County, Kentucky, are fighting a proposed limestone quarry near their homes, according to a report from Lexington’s WTVQ. The Allen Company recently purchased 80 acres of farm land in the county and wants to build an open pit ...

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Drakes Creek Holding Company receives conditional permit for proposed limestone quarry in Kentucky

Aug 12, 2013

Drakes Creek Holding Company receives conditional permit for proposed limestone quarry in Kentucky

Drakes Creek Holding Company may soon begin mining for limestone at its proposed quarry site in Franklin, Kentucky, after receiving a conditional use permit last week, according to Bowling Green’s WBKO. Kentucky's Department for Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's Division of ...

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Big Springs operators gain permission to change phasing schedule

Jun 06, 2013

Big Springs operators gain permission to change phasing schedule

Douglass County commissioners on Wednesday granted the operators of the Big Springs Quarry near Lecompton, Kansas, permission to mine in any sequence they want, Lawrence Journal-World reported. Prior to Wednesday night’s meeting, Mid-States Materials, LLC, which owns Big Springs Quarry, requested ...

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Connecticut operator creates bat habitat at limestone quarry

Jun 04, 2013

Connecticut operator creates bat habitat at limestone quarry

Crushed rock and sand stone operator O&G Industries is working with Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to build a bat cave--technically referred to as a “hibernaculum”--at its limestone quarry near the town of New Milford, Greenwich Time ...

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