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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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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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Thornton Quarry to provide stormwater relief

Sep 24, 2013

Thornton Quarry to provide stormwater relief

The Thornton Quarry will soon serve as a stormwater reservoir for the village of Thornton, Illinois. A “last blast” at the quarry on Monday removed tons of 400-million-year-old limestone, making way for the village to eventually use the site for flood ...

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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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Colorado quarry reopens four years after rocks slides force shut-down

Jul 17, 2013

Colorado quarry reopens four years after rocks slides force shut-down

Pikeview Quarry, a century-old limestone quarry in Colorado Springs, has reopened four years after two massive rock slides forced it to shut down, according to a report from The Republic. The first rock slide occurred in December 2008, when 2 million ...

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In the Mix

Jul 01, 2013

In the Mix

Knowing what’s in a mix matters: It can save millions.   By Tina Grady Barbaccia, Contributing Editor.     When it comes to mix-design optimization, just a saving a few pennies per ton by being smart about your strategy can end up saving an operation ...

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Public hearing addresses deeper mining, new conveyor permits for Lehigh

May 03, 2013

Public hearing addresses deeper mining, new conveyor permits for Lehigh

Representatives from the Maryland Department of the Environment, Army Corps of Engineers and Lehigh Cement Co. joined together at a public hearing in New Windsor, Maryland, last night to answer questions regarding proposed permits for Lehigh, the Carroll County Times ...

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Saving Time and Money

Apr 07, 2013

Saving Time and Money

An Indiana limestone operator reduces conveyor carryback and spillage, freeing up maintenance crew for other tasks. The North American Limestone Corp. (NALC) is spearheading the Indiana market with high-quality limestone. In 2008, NALC leased a 175-acre tract of humble farm ground in ...

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