Wirtgen Cross Application Miner for Challenging Infrastructure Projects

The 260 SX(i) Is the first model of a new machine category at Wirtgen. Whether for routing operations for railroad projects, pipeline laying, or the construction of roads, tunnels, harbors, or water retention basins – cross application miners like the 260 SX(i) are the ideal choice for a multifaceted spectrum of applications and can powerfully, economically and sustainably cut all…

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Belize Reportedly Says No Mining

Sept. 13, 2022 – The Belize government will not allow Vulcan Materials to mine near a coastal village due to environmental concerns, following reports of land purchases by the company, according to an article on BNAmericas. Sustainable development minister Orlando Habet said officials from Prime Minister John Briceño’s government made a decision that no surface mining will be permitted near Gales Point Manatee…

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California Releases 2019 Mineral Production Data

July 27, 2022 – According to the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA), the California Non-Fuel Mineral Production 2019 report by the California Geological Survey shows that 111 million short tons of sand and gravel were produced in California in 2019, roughly comparable to the average since 2015. The report also says another 18 million short tons of other construction materials (rock,…

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Mexico Halts Vulcan Operation

Vulcan Materials Co. provided an update with respect to its Mexican SAC TUN operations. The company confirmed that the Mexican government has suspended the three-year customs permit granted in March 2022 to the Mexican subsidiary of the company and has begun a proceeding that could result in the revocation of that permit. A decision to maintain or revoke the permit…

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Shipping Rises on the Great Lakes

March 10, 2022  – What happens on the Great Lakes is usually a good indication that the same is happening elsewhere. U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters moved 81.8 million tons of cargo in 2021, an increase of 16.8% compared to 2020, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association. The 2021 float was less than 1% below the fleet’s five-year average. Limestone and cement shipments increased by 16.7% and nearly 5%,…

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Blue Mountain Minerals Goes the Extra Mile

The Company Serves Its Local Community In More Ways Than Just Mining Limestone. By Julia Maldonado Limestone is ubiquitous. Ranging from car windshields, windows on our houses, eggs we eat for breakfast, and wine bottles we drink from, limestone has a vital role in the creation of our everyday items. Most people are unaware of limestone’s versatility.  “If you live…

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