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Michigan DNR agrees to sell land to Graymont, Inc. to develop limestone mine

Mar 26, 2015

After a Michigan Natural Resources Commission meeting, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) agreed to sell 1,781 acres of land in northern Mackinac County to Graymont, Inc. for the development of a limestone mine. The Herald reports that Graymont ...

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A look at Nasbro, an old quarry town

Mar 13, 2015

The little quarry town of Nasbro, Wis., was built in the early 1900s to house Nast Bros. Lime and Stone Co. employees and their families. The fdlreporter.com reports that, after the quarry was sold in 1988, families moved out one ...

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Harrison Gypsum acquires J.A. Jack & Sons

Mar 09, 2015

Harrison Gypsum, a vertically integrated producer and processor of minerals and aggregates, including gypsum, limestone, sand, and gravel, has acquired J.A. Jack & Sons, Inc., a miner and processor of limestone products used in building products, glass, plaster, agriculture, animal ...

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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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Whites Creek Quarry goes 10 years without injury

Nov 05, 2014

Whites Creek Quarry goes 10 years without injury

Whites Creek Quarry, a Rogers Group, Inc. operation, sits inside the city limits of Nashville, Tenn. Though the quarry has been in that location since the early 1950s when there was nothing nearby, it eventually found itself in the midst ...

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The Internet may take over abandoned mines

Oct 23, 2014

The Internet may take over abandoned mines

When Al Gore invented the Internet (that's a joke), he probably never thought the future of the World Wide Web may be in abandoned mines. In an ongoing quest to lower costs and find secure locations for data-centers, cloud computing ...

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Unimin’s Guion Plant: Changing With the Times

Sep 08, 2014

Unimin’s Guion Plant: Changing With the Times

      Unimin’s Guion Plant is located in the heart of the small town of Guion, Ark. in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The plant, which operates an underground mine, a surface quarry, and a sand processing plant, has quite a ...

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See the light on Route 66

Jul 01, 2014

See the light on Route 66

By Bill Langer Along the Sandia Mountains outside Albuquerque, be sure to watch for the light from a miner’s cabin. We leave Adrian, Texas, in our rear view mirror as we continue our westward trek along old Route 66/Interstate 40. Soon we ...

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Bonita Springs’ limestone mine could serve as future reservoir

Jun 09, 2014

Bonita Springs’ limestone mine could serve as future reservoir

Officials in Bonita Springs, Fla., are discussing how a local limestone mine will be used in the future. The permit for limestone mine Bonita Grande Aggregates will expire on May 27, 2020, and the city is interested in how it will ...

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Missouri DNR approves limestone quarry permit to Lee’s Summit

Mar 18, 2014

Missouri DNR approves limestone quarry permit to Lee’s Summit

One operator in Lee’s Summit, Missouri could begin mining limestone in the coming months. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has approved a permit that would allow The Family Ranch to extract limestone from a site near Pryor Road and ...

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Limestone quarry proposal gets zoning board approval in Minnesota town

Nov 13, 2013

Limestone quarry proposal gets zoning board approval in Minnesota town

A proposed limestone quarry in Buffalo County, Wisconsin, could be on its way to opening thanks to an endorsement from the county’s zoning board. Buffalo County’s Land Resources Committee unanimously voted to recommend the county Board of Adjustment issue a conditional-use ...

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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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