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Woman found dead in North Carolina quarry

Jan 26, 2016

Woman found dead in North Carolina quarry

A woman body was found in a quarry in Winston-Salem, North Carolina after she apparently died from hypothermia. According to the Greensboro News and Record, Jill Marie Zachery was found dead in the rock quarry off of Kestermill Road, but it's not ...

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Quarry owners want public input on what to do with two stone quarries in Minnesota

Jan 20, 2016

Quarry owners want public input on what to do with two stone quarries in Minnesota

The residents of a Minnesota town may get a chance to decide what the owners of two old stone quarries should be used for now that the work is ending. The Mankato Free Press reported that the Coughlan family who owns two ...

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Duluth turning old quarry into a new park with ice climbing

Dec 07, 2015

Duluth turning old quarry into a new park with ice climbing

The rocky cliff at an old crushed stone quarry Minnesota has long been a somewhat hidden destination for thrill seekers looking for an icy ascent. And one group is close to opening an actual park to the public for climbers looking to new adventure. According ...

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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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Robots may start flying at a quarry near you

Oct 02, 2014

Robots may start flying at a quarry near you

Centuries ago some people thought the world would be taken over by robots and flying cars by now. They may not have been 100 percent correct, but they weren't completely wrong either. Flying robots may start playing big roles in ...

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Dust Control Technology’s DustBoss DB-100 offers powerful dust suppression

Jan 16, 2013

Dust Control Technology’s DustBoss DB-100 offers powerful dust suppression

Dust Control Technology says its new DustBoss DB-100 dust-suppression unit is engineered for use in large quarries. With a range of more than 100 meters, the machine is able to reach stockpiles 200 to 300 feet high. The atomized misting ...

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Loader Maintenance from the Ground Up

Jan 01, 2013

Loader Maintenance from the Ground Up

Keeping safety first and productivity high is the ultimate goal of any maintenance program. By Debbie McClung   Mines and quarries represent some of the most demanding conditions for wheel loaders. Ground-engaging tools, engines, cooling systems, and tires endure long hours in challenging ...

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It’s All in the Mix

Jun 07, 2012

It’s All in the Mix

Aggregate Industries developed a concrete mix design that actually helps the environment.   Ready-mix producers aren’t just looking for ways to make their operations more “green” or environmentally friendly, they want to find ways to extend sustainability into their finished products and ...

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Visual Communication

May 01, 2012

Visual Communication

Good signage can help keep work environments safe in mines and quarries. By Martin Carter No matter how well a mine or quarry has attended to safety, going through a Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), or WorkSafe ...

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Joints, Humpback Whales and Quarries

Mar 19, 2012

Joints, Humpback Whales and Quarries

Knowledge of geological joints is essential in assuring the economic extraction of crushed stone from quarries, and detailed studies of joints and other planes of weakness should be included in the exploration and quarrying process.   A few years ago, I had ...

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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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November 2011 State and Province News

Nov 15, 2011

To keep up to date with this breakdown of news in the United States and Canada, visit www.AggMan.com for daily updates. Georgia The Columbus Council unanimously approved Vulcan Materials’ request to construct an elevated, enclosed conveyor to transport material from its quarry ...

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