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Operations Illustrated July 2015

Jul 02, 2015

Operations Illustrated  July 2015

By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief Rethinking Reclamation Many of the most successful reclamation projects are ones that enhance the community surrounding the site, as well as ties between the operator and the community. An end use that suits the needs of the community ...

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Reclamation stories worth sharing

Jul 01, 2015

Reclamation stories worth sharing

Earlier this year, I announced Aggregates Manager’s reclamation photo contest on this very page. The contest, which was also promoted on our website, drew more than a dozen entries from operators across North America and created stiff competition for those ...

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PHOTOS: Reclamation photo contest entries showcase post-mining opportunities

Jun 30, 2015

PHOTOS: Reclamation photo contest entries showcase post-mining opportunities

This spring, Aggregates Manager put out the call for entries into our second annual photo contest. While reclamation posed a bit of a challenge because fewer operators had projects that would allow them to enter, this year's entries did not disappoint. Our top ...

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Quarry being converted into $20 million reservoir in Indiana

Jun 23, 2015

A former quarry in central Indiana is taking on a new job to provide water to people in eight counties across the state. According to the Associated Press, the Citizens Energy Group will convert the former reservoir in Fishers, Indiana, into ...

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Former sand and gravel quarry site plays host to U.S. Open             

Jun 21, 2015

Former sand and gravel quarry site plays host to U.S. Open             

Chambers Bay Golf Course on Puget Sound in Washington was once the site of a sand and gravel quarry that produced some the hardest aggregates in the region for decades. That decades-long tradition of toughness carried over as the reclaimed ...

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State and Province News

May 01, 2015

California Vulcan Materials Co. is in the process of transforming all of the original 30- to 50-foot benches at its Azusa operation into 1- and 2-foot microbenches that match the contours of the natural hillside. According to the San Gabriel Valley ...

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Rock County Planning and Development committee approves conditional-use sand and gravel mining permit

Apr 16, 2015

Despite opposition from the county planning staff and Milton residents, the Rock County Planning and Development committee voted 3-2 to approve a conditional-use permit for the Harold Traynor Revocable Living Trust to mine sand and gravel at a 137-acre gravel ...

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Vulcan Materials to meet August deadline for restoring eastern hillside of Azusa rock quarry

Apr 14, 2015

Vulcan Materials Co. says it will hit the August deadline for restoring the eastern hillside of the Azusa rock quarry. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that the aggregate mining company must finish restoring the first phase of the quarry ...

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Show off your best reclamation project

Apr 08, 2015

Show off your best reclamation project

Anyone who has been through the permitting process knows that, even before the first shovel of overburden has been removed, the community wants to know how your site will be reclaimed once mining is complete. The answer to that community ...

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Quarry reclamation projects to be recognized

Mar 01, 2015

Quarry reclamation projects to be recognized

Before the first shovel of overburden has been removed from most mines, plans are already made for a post-mining land use. Given the size of most aggregate operations, many communities often require approval of these plans before a permit is ...

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Hamm, Inc. receives reclamation award

Feb 24, 2015

Hamm, Inc. receives reclamation award

During the Kansas Aggregate Producers Association meeting in January, Hamm, Inc. of Perry, Kans., was awarded the 2014 Governor’s Mined Land Reclamation Award for reclamation work at its Overbrook Quarry in Osage County. Hamm operated the quarry intermittently for a ...

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Kentucky underground mine opens a bicycle park

Feb 10, 2015

Kentucky underground mine opens a bicycle park

Quarry reclamation has taken a new spin in Louisville, Ky. An old, underground mine where limestone was once mined is being turned into a bicycle park, according to an Associated Press article in abcnews.go.com. The underground mine provides the perfect ...

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