Tags: quarry

Martin Marietta to be featured in elementary education program

Jun 26, 2013

Martin Marietta to be featured in elementary education program

Martin Marietta’s Jacksonville, North Carolina, rock quarry will be the main feature in Onslow County’s “Be a Rock Star” program for kids, according to Jacksonville Daily News. The program will give students in grades kindergarten through fifth the opportunity to learn ...

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Hall Quarry Planning Board considers quarry license ordinance

Jun 25, 2013

Hall Quarry Planning Board considers quarry license ordinance

The Hall Quarry Planning Board in Mount Desert, Maine, is considering a proposed quarry licensing ordinance that a special citizen’s advisory committee created, Fenceviewer reported. The proposed ordinance comes less than a month after residents’ appeal of a decision to allow ...

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Wisconsin city considers quarry rehabilitation proposal

Jun 24, 2013

Wisconsin city considers quarry rehabilitation proposal

City leaders in Brookfield, Wisconsin, are considering plans to fill a former quarry with waste from road construction projects, according to a report from Fox 6 Now. The city held a meeting Wednesday night to look at the plans for the ...

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Cal/OSHA investigates fatal quarry accident

Jun 21, 2013

Cal/OSHA investigates fatal quarry accident

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating a fatal Cupertino quarry accident involving a piece of heavy equipment, according to NBC Bay Area. Deputy Kurtis Stenderup said Jose Gonzales, 49, of San Jose was operating a large vehicle ...

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Commissioners decline residents’ request for stricter permit limits on Kansas quarry

Jun 20, 2013

Commissioners decline residents’ request for stricter permit limits on Kansas quarry

The Douglas County Commission in Kansas last week declined residents’ request for stricter limits on the Hamm-Buchheim Quarry’s conditional use permit, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. According to a previous report from the Lawrence Journal-World, residents who live near the quarry complained ...

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Two teens arrested for theft of explosives from Fred Weber quarry

Jun 03, 2013

Two teens arrested for theft of explosives from Fred Weber quarry

Authorities have identified two teens as suspects in a quarry theft near Troy, Missouri, KMOV reported. Authorities caught the teens, Dylan Huber, 18, and Joshua Wilcockson, 19, with more than 100 pounds of explosives that had been reported as stolen from ...

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Australian town transforms old quarry into art

May 31, 2013

Australian town transforms old quarry into art

The town of Dookie, Victoria in Australia will transform an old granite quarry into an audiovisual arena for use as a performance area and multimedia projection screen, The Age reported. ''It's just a beautiful environment,'' Leticia Harmer of Dookie Arts told ...

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Burpee Museum offers free Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry tours

May 29, 2013

Burpee Museum offers free Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry tours

Burpee Museum paleontologists and education personnel will next week conduct free guided tours at the Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry in Hanksville, Illinois, Deseret News reported. The tours are scheduled from May 31 through June 9 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 ...

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Braen quarry granted temporary operating license in New Jersey

May 28, 2013

Braen quarry granted temporary operating license in New Jersey

The Borough Council in Ringwood, New Jersey, has voted to extend Braen Stone Industries’ operating license for its Van Orden Sand & Gravel quarry until September 24, NorthJersey.com reported. The current license will expire on June 23; the extension, which the ...

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Two suspects charged with arson in Jack’s Mountain Quarry case in Virginia

May 22, 2013

Two suspects charged with arson in Jack’s Mountain Quarry case in Virginia

Two men have been charged with two counts of arson following the April 27 discovery of two burned trucks belonging Jack’s Mountain Quarry near Union Hall, Virginia, The Franklin News Post reported. Roger Lee Brown, 28, and Joseph Edward James, 34, ...

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Vulcan-blocking bill dies in Alabama legislature

May 22, 2013

Vulcan-blocking bill dies in Alabama legislature

Alabama lawmakers this week rejected a Madison County, Alabama, bill intended to stop quarry expansions near Gurley, according to AL.com. The bill was not passed before the Alabama legislature’s session ended Tuesday. The legislation would have halted Vulcan Materials blasting on Gurley ...

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Two Michigan townships to consider quarry site plans

May 21, 2013

Two Michigan townships to consider quarry site plans

Two township planning commissions in Michigan will meet this week to consider site plans for U.S. Silica’s proposed new sand quarry off Telegraph Road near the towns of Ash and Berlin, Monroe News reported. The Berlin Township Planning Commission will meet ...

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