Considering Manufactured Sand

All Over The World There Are Signs That Sand Shortages Will Be a Reality. Is It Time To Get Serious About Manufactured Sand? By John Googins This is the third in a three-part series on manufactured sand. This article focuses on product gradation. – Ed. Since you all have different material sources, sand, gravel, quarry, limestone, granite, quartzite, basalt, etc.,…

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Sand on the Beach

New Research From The University Of Massachusetts Amherst Reveals How The Grain Size Of Beach Sand Relates To The Slope Of The Beach Itself. By Mark S. Kuhar Millions of Americans will visit New England’s beaches this summer to cool off, play in the waves and soak up the sun. Until now, the factors governing which beaches slope gradually to…

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Mark Sand & Gravel To Pay $1.75 Million

Mark Sand & Gravel Co., Fergus Falls, Minn., has agreed to pay $1.75 million in damages for allegedly violating the federal False Claims Act and the Minnesota False Claims Act, by using unauthorized gravel materials in connection with several federally-funded road construction projects administered by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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USGS Publication Notes Average Sand and Gravel Price

Aug. 27, 2020 – The U.S. Geological Survey just released its 2017 Minerals Yearbook chapter for construction sand and gravel. Yeah, they are a year behind, they should be reporting analysis of 2018 data right now, according to Commodity Specialist Jason Willett. But that’s okay. Total production has been reported previously, but interesting in the report is pricing information. In 2017, 941 construction sand and gravel operations…

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Sand and Gravel Prices

June 29, 2020 – According to Deni Koenhemsi, senior economist ECR, Pricing and Purchasing for IHS Markit, “Sand and gravel prices very much stand out from other commodities, which have registered sizeable price drops in April and May. Although in year-over-year terms, escalation is slowing down; the sand and gravel prices do not show the effects of the pandemic.”  

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Wood Makes a Gravelly Point

Feb. 6, 2018 – A Congressional representative from Georgia, Jody Hice, wants to rename Gravelly Point Park in Arlington County, Va., and call it Nancy Reagan Memorial Park. An article in the Washington Post has a few things to say about that, and quotes someone we know well, Bailey Wood: “Gravel is truly one of the most fundamental building blocks in America,” said Bailey Wood,…

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