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A set of dinosaur footprints were found in a German quarry

Aug 26, 2015

A set of dinosaur footprints were found in a German quarry

Scientists in Germany recently found nearly as old as the rocks in a Lower Saxony quarry: a set of dinosaur footprints that could be 145 million years old. According to Sky News, the scientists found a trail of 90 uninterrupted prints ...

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A Game of Stones: Quarry set location of ‘The Wall’ in HBO show could become a permanent attraction

Aug 24, 2015

A Game of Stones: Quarry set location of ‘The Wall’ in HBO show could become a permanent attraction

The Magheramorne Quarry might just be an old Lafarge Tarmac cement quarry with a nice view of the Irish Sea in the real world. But in HBO's massively popular "Game of Thrones" fantasy television series, it's "The Wall" and it's all that ...

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Man injured after diving into a quarry to be charged for trespassing

Aug 20, 2015

Man injured after diving into a quarry to be charged for trespassing

A man who plummeted 100 feet into a quarry lake in Pennsylvania is now going to be facing trespassing charges. Lehigh Valley Live reported that 20-year-old Matthew Malone was on the ledge of the Flory Mill quarry in Bangor on Aug. 16 ...

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Granite company draining nearly 5 million gallons from quarry to assist in search for body

Aug 13, 2015

Granite company draining nearly 5 million gallons from quarry to assist in search for body

Upwards of 4.7 million gallons of water is being drained from a quarry in Minnesota with the help of a granite company in an attempt to find the body of a missing man. According to the St. Cloud Times, the Stearns County ...

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Every single piece of equipment at a Colorado quarry was damaged by vandals in break-in

Aug 06, 2015

Every single piece of equipment at a Colorado quarry was damaged by vandals in break-in

A Colorado quarry has a hefty list of damages after some vandals broke into the Elk Creek facility and damaged every single piece of equipment at the facility. According to the High Timber Times, when the employees at the Elk Creek Sand ...

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Rhythm on the rocks: New York City dance troupe takes over quarry for weekend performance

Aug 05, 2015

Rhythm on the rocks: New York City dance troupe takes over quarry for weekend performance

Grace overshadowed the granite at a Massachusetts quarry over the weekend as a dance troupe from New York City performed in a Cape Town quarry. Dancers from Windhover Performing Arts Center presented the Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre in four shows specifically choreographed ...

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18-year-old dies after a silo collapsed at a Virginia stone quarry

Aug 04, 2015

18-year-old dies after a silo collapsed at a Virginia stone quarry

An 18-year-old miner was found dead Tuesday after he went missing in a silo collapse at a Virginia stone quarry. According to the Washington Post, Daniel Potter was working at the Luck Stone Quarry in Ashburn on Monday when the silo split ...

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Dolese Bros. spend millions to upgrade another facility in Oklahoma

Aug 02, 2015

Dolese Bros. spend millions to upgrade another facility in Oklahoma

Oklahoma-based aggregate producer Dolese Bros. has dropped $14 million to upgrade its stone-crushing plant in Hartshorne, Oklahoma. According to the Mcalester News Capital, Dolese Bros. President and CEO Mark Helm announced on July 28 the massive upgrade to the limestone operation's crushing ...

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A judge has reversed the decision to close a rock quarry in Kentucky

Jul 30, 2015

A judge has reversed the decision to close a rock quarry in Kentucky

A judge in Kentucky has reopened a rock quarry in Franklin, Kentucky, after the local zoning board decided to revoke the quarry's Condition Use Permit. According to WBKO, Special Judge Tyler Gill revoked the Franklin-Simpson County Zoning Board's decision recently to ...

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A 20-year-old died while swimming in a New York quarry

Jul 29, 2015

A 20-year-old died while swimming in a New York quarry

A man who went missing after he jumped into a New York quarry was found dead the next day in yet another deadly quarry drowning. Robert Burts, 20, jumped from a dock into the quarry with three friends on July 18 ...

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Mummified human remains found at the site of a planned quarry in Indiana

Jul 23, 2015

Mummified human remains found at the site of a planned quarry in Indiana

There aren't any great pyramids in Lake County, Indiana. There's no ancient sphinx or temples. So it was certainly a surprise for land surveyors when they discovered something usually reserved these days to movies and museums: A mummy. To be more accurate, the workers found ...

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U.S. Aggregates set to reopen quarry in Indiana

Jul 22, 2015

U.S. Aggregates set to reopen quarry in Indiana

U.S. Aggregates is reopening an Indiana quarry that hasn't been mined in nearly a decade. According to the Lebanon Reporter, a representative with the company told the Boone County Commissioners that U.S. Aggregates plans to resume operations at the gravel pit near Thorntown, ...

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