Reports From Pennsylvania, Utah, New Jersey, Ontario

A company planning to mine for sand and gravel in New Beaver, Pa., is taking court action after the borough denied its application in September, according to the Beaver County Times. New Beaver Council denied New Galilee-based Three Rivers Aggregates’ conditional use request in a 6-1 vote following public opposition and lingering questions. Developers filed the appeal in Lawrence County…

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Pennsylvania Quarry Plan Faces Opposition

Centre Twp., Pa., residents near a proposed limestone quarry expansion derided the plan, saying they have serious concerns about potential effects on ground water and their farms during a public comment hearing, according to Penn Live.  Centre Stone and Lime Co. of State College, Pa., is proposing to expand the dormant quarry from the modest half an acre to 28…

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Making a Fleet Change

Find Out How The Quarry At Argos USA’s Martinsburg Cement Plant Optimized Its Loading And Hauling Operations. By Mark S. Kuhar Argos USA’s Martinsburg cement plant, acquired in 2016, operates a limestone quarry in the West Virginia panhandle. Quarry operations there began around 1900 underground for lime-grade high-calcium limestone; and on the surface for cement grade limestone.  After purchasing the…

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Judge Rules Against Colorado Quarry

Garfield District Court Judge Anne K. Norrdin issued an order granting Garfield County, Colo.’s motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit filed by Rocky Mountain Industrials (RMI) against the county two years ago, according to SILT. In her June 26 order, Judge Norrdin ruled that the county special use permit “does not authorize unrestricted or unregulated mining activities by RMI,…

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Permitting – JULY 2016

Quarry Dodges Permit Revocation A Dane County, Wis., committee voted not to revoke a permit for a quarry that some believe is causing damage to nearby properties in the town of Deerfield, Wis. The county’s zoning and land regulation committee voted 3-2 against the revocation of a conditional use permit for Oak Park Quarry after postponing a vote several times…

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How to Beat Blinding

One of two of the screen decks at Great Lakes Aggregates screening limestone with Flex-Mat 3 screen media. GREAT LAKES AGGREGATES FINDS A WAY TO KEEP ITS SCREENS CLEAN. By Mark S. Kuhar  Michigan-based Great Lakes Aggregates Inc. produces approximately 1 million tpy of limestone at its Sylvania Minerals Quarry located in South Rockwood, Mich. As the quarry increased the…

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