Tags: Reclamation

Quarry owners want public input on what to do with two stone quarries in Minnesota

Jan 20, 2016

Quarry owners want public input on what to do with two stone quarries in Minnesota

The residents of a Minnesota town may get a chance to decide what the owners of two old stone quarries should be used for now that the work is ending. The Mankato Free Press reported that the Coughlan family who owns two ...

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IMI’s McCordsville Quarry approaches its final chapter

Dec 17, 2015

IMI’s McCordsville Quarry approaches its final chapter

Every good business plan starts with a vision, and that was what Irving Materials, Inc. (IMI) had when it opened its aggregate mining operations in McCordsville, Ind. in 1955. But this vision evolved into something beyond traditional business planning, turning ...

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Land trust group buys 105-acre quarry from Washington Aggregate company

Oct 07, 2015

Land trust group buys 105-acre quarry from Washington Aggregate company

A land trust group bought a 105-acre quarry in Washington from an aggregate producer and plans to return the land to its natural state. According to The Bellingham Herald, Lummi Island Heritage Trust closed a deal with Resource Transition Consultants at ...

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Reclaimed quarry site offers educational opportunity about mining

Sep 21, 2015

During the fall, a favorite weekend activity among my family is to spend the afternoon having a picnic, and following it up with a hike. As we look for new trails to explore, I downloaded a handy app from our local park ...

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Reclamation stories worth sharing

Jul 09, 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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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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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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