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The House of Representatives passed a bill that defines aggregates as ‘strategic and critical’

Oct 25, 2015

The House of Representatives passed a bill that defines aggregates as ‘strategic and critical’

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill last week that defines sand, gravel and other aggregates necessary for infrastructure construction as "strategic and critical minerals." The House approved the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2015 by a vote ...

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Top Operations: Rock Solid Rock LLC’s Titusville Quarry

Sep 15, 2015

Top Operations: Rock Solid Rock LLC’s Titusville Quarry

« Click here to return and cast your vote for the Titusville Quarry in the Top Operations contest   Click here to return to see all the entries in the Top Operations contest »   Unique materials and diversity have helped this quarry stay ...

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Action Supply receives approval to nearly double the depth of its sand mining

May 05, 2015

Action Supply receives approval to nearly double the depth of its sand mining

The Upper Township Planning Board voted unanimously to allow Action Supply in Seaville, N.J., to increase the total depth of sand mining from 65 feet to 125 feet, allowing the mine to operate for the next 30 years, the Shore ...

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Brooklyn man embezzles $1.1 million from Connecticut aggregate company

Apr 08, 2015

A 51-year-old Connecticut man is accused of embezzling more than $1.1 million from his former employer, Kobyluck LLC. The Bulletin reports that Todd Francis was arrested Monday, March 30, for first-degree larceny, appearing that same day in New London Superior ...

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VIDEO: Washing dredged material at Trinity Materials’ Indian Village Plant in southwest Louisiana

Apr 07, 2015

Material sucked off the bottom of the lake by the dredge is sent through a pipe to the processing plant where it is run through a wash screen to remove any gravel or rock from the sand. Click here to read ...

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The global competition for sand is a deadly war in India

Mar 31, 2015

The global competition for sand is a deadly war in India

Sand producers compete for business in the United States, but that’s nothing compared to what’s happening in other parts of the world. Wired reports that the demand for construction sand is greater than ever before, spawning a worldwide boom of ...

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Northern White Sand considers building a rail unloading facility in Carlsbad

Mar 24, 2015

Northern White Sand considers building a rail unloading facility in Carlsbad

Northern White Sand, an Eagle Materials company, is doing a feasibility study to see if it should build a sand unloading station in Carlsbad, N.M. Bakken.com reports that the company is currently expanding operations to serve several shale customers, and ...

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Harrison Gypsum acquires J.A. Jack & Sons

Mar 09, 2015

Harrison Gypsum, a vertically integrated producer and processor of minerals and aggregates, including gypsum, limestone, sand, and gravel, has acquired J.A. Jack & Sons, Inc., a miner and processor of limestone products used in building products, glass, plaster, agriculture, animal ...

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Watch this: Dredging at Teichert’s Hallwood Plant

Sep 17, 2014

Watch this: Dredging at Teichert’s Hallwood Plant

At Teichert Materials' Hallwood Plant, near Marysville, Calif., the operator mines aggregate on 711 acres in the Yuba Goldfields along the banks of the Yuba River. While loaders free mine the dredger tailings above the water table, sand below the water ...

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What should be done with this big pile of sand?

Sep 16, 2014

What should be done with this big pile of sand?

  That's exactly what it looks like: a huge pile of sand. Currently it resides in the Belle Plaine boat landing on the north side of the Minnesota River, but the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is trying to decide what ...

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Mine worker dies in tragic accident

Jul 29, 2014

Mine worker dies in tragic accident

Kyle Martin, 29, died following a tragic accident at Murray Mines in South Carolina. Martin fell into a pond where he and other employees were pumping out sand. Co-workers who were present at the time of the accident were not sure ...

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Moonscape to Landscape

Jul 21, 2014

Moonscape to Landscape

Teichert’s Hallwood Plant mines aggregate from the tailings left behind by gold-mining dredges a hundred years ago.   by Kerry Clines, Contributing Editor   Teichert Materials’ Hallwood Plant is located near the town of Marysville in northern California. It mines aggregate in the Yuba ...

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