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Excavators uncover ancient quarry in Jerusalem

May 14, 2013

Excavators uncover ancient quarry in Jerusalem

Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced last week that local workers have discovered a quarry that was likely used in constructing Jerusalem’s ancient buildings. The 11,000-square-foot quarry site, which dates to the Second Temple Period from 538 B.C. to A.D. 70, was ...

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Indiana appeals court denies quarry-blocking appeal

May 13, 2013

Indiana appeals court denies quarry-blocking appeal

The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Singleton Stone LLC in a suit to stop the company’s groundbreaking for a proposed limestone quarry near Lowell, Indiana, the Northwest Indiana Times reported. In the suit, the owners of two farms ...

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Millington Quarry endorsed for site rehabilitation

May 10, 2013

Millington Quarry endorsed for site rehabilitation

The Planning Board in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, on March 7 partially endorsed a proposal from Millington Quarry to rehabilitate its Stonehouse Road property for possible residential property in the future, according to the Basking Ridge Patch. The endorsement follows 18 ...

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Residents push for new mining regulations in Sullivan, New York

May 07, 2013

Residents push for new mining regulations in Sullivan, New York

As a decade-long legal battle about a proposed quarry in Sullivan, New York, comes to a close, local residents are pushing for a six-month extension on a moratorium on new mining activity, 9WSYR reported. The town has passed two moratoriums on ...

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Coldspring progresses with proposed granite operation expansion in St. Cloud, Minnesota

May 02, 2013

Coldspring progresses with proposed granite operation expansion in St. Cloud, Minnesota

Coldspring, formerly known as Cold Spring Granite, has completed its environmental assessment worksheet and is on its way to receiving approval for the expansion of its granite operation at its St. Cloud, Minnesota, site, sctimes.com reported. The company has proposed expanding ...

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Group of residents sues to block expansion of Lafarge’s Lockport quarry in New York

Apr 29, 2013

Group of residents sues to block expansion of Lafarge’s Lockport quarry in New York

A group of residents living near Lafarge North America’s stone quarry in Lockport, New York, has filed suit against the Lockport Town Board and is seeking to overturn the board’s decision to allow Lafarge to expand its mining operation, Buffalo ...

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Pennsylvania quarry approved for rezoning, expansion

Apr 16, 2013

Pennsylvania quarry approved for rezoning, expansion

In Pennsylvania, the Hamiltonban Township Board of Supervisors has approved rezoning 110 acres, which will likely be used for a Specialty Granules Inc. quarry, The Evening Sun reported. Specialty Granules said the rezoning and expansion were long-term necessities for the company, ...

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Shelbyville officials, lawyers discuss proposed quarry

Apr 15, 2013

Shelbyville officials, lawyers discuss proposed quarry

Lawyers and city leaders in Shelbyville, Tennessee, will meet this month to discuss legal issues surrounding a proposed rock quarry, the Shelbyville Times-Gazette reported. According to an earlier report from the Times-Gazette, Wright Paving Co. and Custom Stone LLC have been ...

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City Council approves 650 homes near quarry in California

Apr 12, 2013

City Council approves 650 homes near quarry in California

The Carlsbad City Council has decided to allow McMillin Companies to build all 650 homes near a reclaimed gravel quarry, KPBS reported. Many area residents didn’t want to see more homes on the 156-acre site. The city council reached a compromise, allowing ...

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Bluegrass takes over the Boulder Dash

Apr 08, 2013

Bluegrass takes over the Boulder Dash

Hats off to Bluegrass Materials Company. In January, Bluegrass bought a quarry in Cumming, Georgia, from Lafarge, and is now continuing to hold its annual Spring Fling. According to Forsythenews.com, the Spring Fling festival features food, music, and children’s activities. The ...

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Residential concerns prompt quarrying suspension in Maine

Apr 02, 2013

Residential concerns prompt quarrying suspension in Maine

Last week, the Business and Economic Development Committee in Bangor, Maine, backed moratorium on future quarry development in the area, the Bangor Daily News reported. The Bangor City Council will likely vote on the moratorium on April 8. The suspension, which could ...

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Photographer displays quarry art in Vermont

Apr 01, 2013

Photographer displays quarry art in Vermont

Photographer Don Ross turns quarries into art. The photo shown above is one example of his work. Ross has been photographing quarries in Vermont for more than 20 years, making them look much like an abstract painting, according to Broadway World. Ross, ...

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