Philippi-Hagenbuch Engineers Asymetrical Hard Rock Body for Underground

Philippi-Hagenbuch Inc. expanded its custom engineering portfolio of HiVol Hard Rock Bodies to include asymmetrical bodies that are optimized for underground environments.  Philippi-Hagenbuch manufactured and delivered the inaugural four bodies for articulated John Deere 260E haul trucks working in an underground limestone mine in Kansas City, Mo. The design maximizes each truck’s hauling capacity while allowing for safer, more efficient…

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Permitting Update: New York

Coeymans, N.Y.-based Carver Sand & Gravel is closer to expanding its 320-acre mining operation in Fulton County and changing the terms of its permit. The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) on Thursday issued it a conditioned permit to increase its truck loading hours and blasting numbers, among other changes, in the town of Ephratah. The agency, charged with overseeing public and…

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Permitting Update: Pennsylvania

The months-long battle between the people of Springfield Township and a potential gravel and sand strip-mining operation has come to an end. Three Rivers Aggregates, the Slippery Rock company that had applied for three conditional-use zoning variances, has pulled its applications, according to a letter from the company’s attorney, Louis Perrotta, to Springfield Township Solicitor Ray Bogaty. Allied News attempted unsuccessfully…

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Virginia Quarries Honored for Safety

The Virginia Department of Energy and the Virginia Transportation and Construction Alliance annually award mines and miners for ensuring a safe work environment for the Commonwealth’s miners. The top eight mines awarded for their safety records were: • BWI Abingdon LLC – BWI Abingdon – 12 employees – 23,434 hours.• Salem Stone Corp.– Acco Stone Co. – 17 employees –…

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News from Tennessee, Virginia and California

According to WSMV4 News, people who live close to a rock quarry on Highway 12S in Ashland City, Tenn., said their complaints about noise and damage to their homes have been ignored by city officials. Walker’s Trucking and Excavating owns a quarry that homeowners said they have complained about for years as it is permitted in a residential area. Complaints…

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Public Asked to Comment on California Quarry Proposal

A draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been prepared for a proposed 403-acre mining operation by Sargent Ranch Partners LLC on approximately 403-acres in Santa Clara County, Calif. The public comment period opens on July 25  and closes on Sept. 26. “Your comments regarding the significant environmental effects of this project and the adequacy of the Draft EIR are welcome. Written…

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A 15,889 Ft. World Record

By Mark S. Kuhar Lundin Mining and its Eagle underground nickel mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula recently worked alongside luxury carmaker Porsche to set a new Guinness World Record: the greatest altitude change ever achieved by an electric car. The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo went from the lowest accessible point, at a depth of 1,774.4 ft. below sea level at…

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Reports From California, North Carolina

A mining and reclamation project was approved by Yolo County, Calif., supervisors following a lengthy presentation, deliberation and public comment session, according to the Daily Democrat. The Teichert Shifler Mining and Reclamation project involves an application to establish a new mining operation to extract sand and gravel aggregate along lower Cache Creek. Referred to as the Teichert Shifler operation, the…

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Pennsylvania Quarry Expansion Hits a Snag

Plans for a sand and gravel mining operation in Lawrence County, Pa., hit a procedural snag when New Beaver Council denied a developer’s conditional use request, according to The Times. The council in a 6-1 vote rejected Three Rivers Aggregates’ application to build part of a 100-acre surface mine on commercially zoned private property after residents publicly objected to the…

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Polydeck PROTEX Can Increase Mining Operation Efficiency

According to Sam Durnavich, Polydeck’s global mining key account and product manager, based in Denver, protective products are critical for efficiency. When used effectively, chosen correctly for your operation, and properly employed, Polydeck PROTEX –the company’s new line of protective products– are a critical component for increasing mining operation efficiency.

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