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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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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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