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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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What in the World?

Feb 01, 2013

What in the World?

When it comes to this wall, you might just need some education.   By Bill Langer     This article is about a famous wall; a wall with such an important history that it has been designated a World Heritage Site. But what wall is ...

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Bad News, Good News, and Really Good News

May 01, 2012

A trip to the repair shop leads to insights on geologic formations and thermal expansion valves. By Bill Langer This morning, I got up bright and early and took our 2004 mini-van to a little repair shop in North Phoenix — the ...

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Prospecting with Geological Maps

Feb 16, 2012

Prospecting with Geological Maps

The search for potential aggregate sources begins with the proper framework. By Bill Langer When I was studying geology in college, one of my professors had us prepare a geologic map of a rather small area near campus. The main goal was ...

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Data Mining December 2011

Dec 02, 2011

Data Mining December 2011

M&A Activity remains slow, but Martin Marietta and Lafarge swap assets The number of merger and acquisition transactions in North America was up 13 percent for the three quarters ending Sept. 30, 2011, while the total value of these transactions was ...

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