Heidelberg Materials North America Touts Quarry Life Award

Heidelberg Materials North America announced the kickoff of – and encourages participation in – the sixth edition of the Quarry Life Award, a nature-based competition across more than 15 countries worldwide. Researchers, students, local communities, NGOs and nature lovers can pitch ideas for sustainable quarry management and compete for cash prizes.

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Permitting Update: Wyoming

County Commissioners voted to approve a gravel pit operation at the intersection of Highway 339 and Highway 338 in Sheridan, off of Decker Road. Mullinax Sand and Gravel has a three year lease on the land, where they are permitted to develop a 15-acre mining site. The more rural area in which the Sheridan gravel pit is similar to the…

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Vulcan’s Stafford Quarry Hosts Rock’n PD Quarry Tour

Nearly 20 Virginia science teachers joined a Rock’n PD Quarry tour at Vulcan’s Stafford Plant on June 7. The tour was organized directly with the Region 3 School District, according to the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA). The teachers were given a presentation that explained the construction aggregate industry, the importance of the industry, and how our products are utilized. The…

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Permitting: Virginia

D.M. Conner Sand & Gravel Company, a Stuarts Draft producer of hard rock concrete sand, was granted an Augusta County special use permit Wednesday to mine an additional 35 acres of property the family business owns on Oak Lane. Co-owner and operations manager Benny Conner said that without the special use permit, the 66-year-old company might have ceased business by…

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Permitting Update: Pennsylvania

Despite another legal setback, Gibraltar Rock’s 23-year effort to establish a rock quarry in the township continues, according to its longtime lawyer. Last month, the legal efforts by the township and a citizens group to stop the quarry won an important victory when the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court re-affirmed the rescinding of a crucial mining permit needed for quarrying to begin.…

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