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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LSU Researchers Advance Work in Bendable Concrete

In 2019, researchers from Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management advanced their research into Engineered Cementitious Composites, or “bendable concrete,” by adding a new ingredient to the recipe and replacing the fine river sand used with sugarcane bagasse ash (SCBA).

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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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Illegal Sand Dredging

June 10, 2020 – In an article on CNN Business, North Korea is accused of operating an illegal sand-processing business. Satellite images seem to confirm that ships at work near the city of Haeju are being used to dredge and transport sand. North Korea is actually barred from exporting earth and stone under United Nations sanctions passed in December 2017. Trading North Korean sand is a violation of international law. Despite those…

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Lindsey Aggregates’ New Sand Washing System

June 5, 2019 – Lindsey Aggregates, based in New York state, opened its doors today to showcase its new multi-million-dollar integrated sand washing system, designed and installed by full-service EPC company CDE. Rock Products is on-hand for the event. To increase product portfolio and open new business opportunities from its Red School House site, the family-run producer of alluvial sand and gravel, which…

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