Gerke Excavating Digs Deeper

The Company’s Success Is Measurable By More Than Just A High-Quality Dredge. By Mark S. Kuhar Dredging, by definition, is the process of removing the sediment from a water body (reservoir or channel), transporting and depositing it at another location far away. For some, dredging is undertaken for a variety of reasons including mining, navigation, environmental remediation, flood control and…

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ASGCO Super-Skalper HD Belt Cleaner Provides Carry-Back Removal

The patented Super-Skalper blade from ASGCO provides carry-back removal for high-speed belts and large-head pulleys typically found in above- and below-ground mining operations. The E-Z Torque HD Tensioner is patented, made of 304 stainless steel, torsion springs that allow the blades to self-adjust throughout the entire life of the blade. Features and benefits include: Durability – The large one-piece or…

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MSHA: No Mining Operation Meets Pattern of Violations Criteria

For the seventh year in a row, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) found none of the nation’s 12,000 mining operations met the criteria for one of the agency’s toughest enforcement tools, its pattern of violations (POV) screening. In MSHA’s annual screening of operations from Aug. 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021, the agency found…

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California Quarry Earns Extension

The San Rafael Rock Quarry will be allowed to continue its mining operations through 2044, according to the Marin Independent Journal. The Marin County board of supervisors approved a plan that extends the reclamation plan for another 20 years, despite opposition from some in the community. The Dutra Group, the operator of the quarry, has a vested right to continue…

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Victaulic Offers Series 725T 4-Way Diverter Valve

Victaulic has introduced a four-way diverter valve specifically designed to optimize backfill efficiency in mining operations. “The 725T is a game changer for mine operators that demand safety, reliability, and productivity enhancements across their sites,” said Aidan Niggel, director of product management for mining at Victaulic. “At Victaulic, we have a rich history of improving mine backfill operations, and the…

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Effective Water Usage

Quarry Operations Can Maximize Productivity With Better Process Management. By Marc Carriere and Wayne Johnstone Effective water usage improves safety and profitability in mining operations but establishing a secure and reliable supply of process water at every level of a mine can be surprisingly difficult.  The absence of a dependable and consistent water supply has significant consequences. Variations in water…

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Permitting – August 2014

Cemex Requests Hearing DelayCemex has asked for a postponement before a controversial mining expansion at its Brooksville, Fla., site in Hernando County, was set to go before county commissioners at a public hearing. Cemex has asked for a postponement until Dec. 9. The action comes one week after planning and zoning board members shot down Cemex’s request to amend the…

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