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Tag: geology

With more quarries going offline and fewer coming online, geologist Donald Mikulic argues the industry should intensify how it conducts local and regional geologic studies. Photo: guvendemir/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Mikulic: Today’s geological info lagging prior decades

January 20, 2021By

Key geological information that helps produce high-quality stone is generally no longer available, writes career geologist Don Mikulic. It’s a very real problem, he says, that must be addressed.

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Could stone still be sourced from plentiful reserves within the city of Chicago if a few events throughout history went differently? Photo: tifonimages/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

History rewrite: What if Chicago’s reserves had been managed differently?

January 19, 2021By

A longtime Chicago-area geologist with a passion for the industry’s history argues that the city’s challenging supply scene would be vastly different had reserves been better utilized over two centuries.

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LafargeHolcim’s Becky Kazmierski, left, presents a plaque to Donald Mikulic during the IAAP Annual Convention. Kazmierski serves IAAP as chairperson of its Public Information & Education Committee. Photo: IAAP

Illinois geologist recognized for industry contributions

March 25, 2020By

The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers recognized Donald Mikulic’s contributions to the aggregate industry during its annual convention.

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Blast performance based on violence

January 8, 2020By and

Violence factor is a revolutionary KPI that managers can quickly use to assess blast performance.

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P&Q University Lesson 3: Geology

August 16, 2019By

In lesson 3 of the Pit & Quarry University Handbook, readers learn about geology and different land ranges, as well as the aggregate produced from them.

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How much do you know about aggregate?

November 17, 2017By

Aggregate is used in nearly all residential, commercial and industrial building construction and in most public-works projects. Test […]

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NSSGA to host geology webinar Feb. 26

January 26, 2015By

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) is set to host its online webinar “Geotechnical & Structural […]

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Aggregate Industries donates rock to Smithsonian

October 1, 2012By

Aggregate Industries U.S. has partnered with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History as it embarks on hosting […]

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