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Michigan DNR agrees to sell land to Graymont, Inc. to develop limestone mine

Mar 26, 2015

After a Michigan Natural Resources Commission meeting, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) agreed to sell 1,781 acres of land in northern Mackinac County to Graymont, Inc. for the development of a limestone mine. The Herald reports that Graymont ...

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Cemex renews alliance with Birdlife International

Mar 24, 2015

Cemex renews alliance with Birdlife International

Cemex has renewed its global alliance with BirdLife International for three more years, reiterating its commitment to achieving environmentally sustainable development while integrating biodiversity conservation in daily operations. The alliance includes the United States, as well as countries in other ...

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MSHA fatalgram report

Mar 23, 2015

MSHA fatalgram report

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) sent out a fatalgram last week providing details about a fatal accident that occurred at a limestone quarry in Ohio on Dec. 1, 2014. A 46-year-old contract truck driver with 26 years of ...

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A look at Nasbro, an old quarry town

Mar 13, 2015

The little quarry town of Nasbro, Wis., was built in the early 1900s to house Nast Bros. Lime and Stone Co. employees and their families. The fdlreporter.com reports that, after the quarry was sold in 1988, families moved out one ...

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California quarry modifies buffer zones to defuse opposition to expansion

Mar 11, 2015

In an attempt to defuse some of the controversies surrounding the expansion of its 497-acre quarry located along Highway 221 near Napa State Hospital by 124 acres, Syar is modifying its proposals. According to a report in Napa Valley Register.com, ...

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Deerfield quarry may be site of new solar farm

Mar 06, 2015

All States Materials Group’s Trew Stone quarry in Deerfield, Mass., may soon become the home of a solar farm. According to a report in The Recorder, All States is working with a developer to iron out the details of a ...

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Researchers will monitor seismic activity as blasting resumes at Illinois quarry

Mar 02, 2015

As blasting operations resume this spring at the Hanson Material Service quarry near LaGrange, Ill., Northwestern University researchers will be monitoring them. The Chicago Tribune reports that scientists have been recording seismic activity in two locations since last spring, because ...

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Battling Mother Nature to mine Barre ledge stone

Mar 01, 2015

Battling Mother Nature to mine Barre ledge stone

“There sits a stone-mason... His hammer, his chisels, his wedges, his shims or half-rounds, his iron spoon — I suspect that these tools are hoary with age as with granite dust… His work is slow and expensive. Nature is here ...

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Quarry could become huge state attraction in N.C.

Nov 06, 2014

Quarry could become huge state attraction in N.C.

  For years people have called a 12-acre quarry in North Carolina, the “hidden gem of Winston-Salem.” Now there are hopes to unhide the quarry and potentially turn it into one of the biggest attractions in the state. It all started when one day ...

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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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Stolen Jeep found in Le Roy quarry

Sep 09, 2014

Stolen Jeep found in Le Roy quarry

You know it's going to be an interesting day at work when you find a Jeep partially submerged in a water-filled quarry. That's what happened to employees of Hanson Aggregates at a quarry in Le Roy, New York. Employees immediately called the local ...

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Unimin’s Guion Plant: Changing With the Times

Sep 08, 2014

Unimin’s Guion Plant: Changing With the Times

      Unimin’s Guion Plant is located in the heart of the small town of Guion, Ark. in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The plant, which operates an underground mine, a surface quarry, and a sand processing plant, has quite a ...

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