Tags: quarries

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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Stockpile Analysis

Nov 13, 2011

Stockpile Analysis

3D mobile laser scanning offers quick and accurate inventory measurements Performing physical inventories of material stockpiles is a task that most aggregate companies see as a necessary evil — it is something that has to be done for accounting purposes, but ...

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State and Province News April 2011

Apr 01, 2011

To keep up to date with this breakdown of news in the United States and Canada, visit www.AggMan.com for daily updates. Alabama Although a Limestone County woman has voiced concerns that a new gravel mine will lower her property value, the Huntsville natural ...

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Not in My Backyard!

Oct 01, 2010

By Therese Dunphy I’ve always found the not-in-my-backyard (NIMBY) mentality of many difficult to understand. When I was a kid, my favorite childhood home was a 26-acre farm. There was much to love about the place. I turned an old chicken ...

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