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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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Proposed North Carolina budget would get rid of the Mine and Quarry Inspection Division

Jul 21, 2015

Proposed North Carolina budget would get rid of the Mine and Quarry Inspection Division

The North Carolina Senate wants to save nearly $350,000 a year by getting rid of the state's Mine and Quarry Inspection Division. The News and Observer in Raleigh reported that the state's Senate proposed a budget that calls for eliminated the Department ...

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Fire causes explosions and damages equipment at Wisconsin quarry

Jul 20, 2015

Fire causes explosions and damages equipment at Wisconsin quarry

A fire at a quarry in Wisconsin caused several explosions that could be heard miles away and damaged at least a front-end loader at the facility. According to The Daily Globe, a fire of unknown origin started early on July 4 at ...

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A man died while scuba diving in a North Carolina rock quarry

Jul 19, 2015

A man died while scuba diving in a North Carolina rock quarry

A man died during a scuba accident at a rock quarry in Mooresville, North Carolina, July 15. According to WBTV, a man who has not been identified was scuba diving in the Lake Norman rock quarry with another person when he ...

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A Buddhist church is trying to block an Australian quarry from being developed

Jul 13, 2015

A Buddhist church is trying to block an Australian quarry from being developed

An Australian couple is facing off against a Buddhist group over the development of a quarry on their Tasmania farm. Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism, which is building a Buddhist Cultural Park near the quarry site, has sent a letter with the Southern Midland Council ...

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PHOTOS: Atlanta quarry set to become reservoir was the backdrop for the first season of ‘The Walking Dead’

Jul 07, 2015

PHOTOS: Atlanta quarry set to become reservoir was the backdrop for the first season of ‘The Walking Dead’

Before it became tapped to hold billions of gallons of water as a new reservoir for the Atlanta area, Bellwood Quarry was holding the attention of millions of viewers each week as the backdrop for one of television's most popular shows. The quarry was the ...

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Fireworks are being blamed for a fire at a Montana quarry

Jul 06, 2015

Fireworks are being blamed for a fire at a Montana quarry

Firework-caused fires are an unfortunate side effect of the frenzy surrounding the Fourth of July, and quarries aren't exempt. A quarry in Helena, Montana, caught fire last week after a group of "youths" were setting off fireworks in the area, according ...

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New quarry research could lead to energy use savings of up to 71 percent

Jul 04, 2015

New quarry research could lead to energy use savings of up to 71 percent

Volvo Construction Equipment is partnering with multinational construction firm Skanska Sweden and the Swedish Energy Agency on a nearly $25 million research project that will examine electromobility possibilities in a quarry environment. “The interesting thing about quarries is that you have ...

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Atlanta turning quarry into one of America’s largest reservoirs

Jun 24, 2015

Atlanta turning quarry into one of America’s largest reservoirs

Atlanta had decided to move forward with a project to turn a quarry that's been around for over 100 years into one of America's largest water reservoirs. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that the city bought the mine years ago with plans ...

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Debly Resources gets go-ahead for quarry expansion

Jun 09, 2015

Debly Resources gets go-ahead for quarry expansion

The Saint John City Council approved Debly Resources' plans to expand its quarry in the city. According to the CBC, the councilors voted unanimously to rezone the Ashburn Lake Road quarry to make way for the expansion. Debly has plans to build a ...

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Vulcan gets nearly 150 acres to mine through a land swap with Fairfax County

Jun 04, 2015

Vulcan gets nearly 150 acres to mine through a land swap with Fairfax County

Vulcan Materials Company just secured 148 acres of land to excavate from Fairfax County in Virginia through multi-year, two-step land swap. In the deal approved 9-1 by the Fairfax Count board of supervisors June 2, Fairfax gives up the land owned by ...

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