Tag: geology

Says Trimble Applanix’s Damir Gumerov: “It’s easier to design a mine site as a closed environment, something where you train people on the site to react.” Photo: P&Q Staff

Texas law to help preserve future aggregate resources

May 26, 2023 By

The state’s Senate Bill 2196 will help both aggregate producers and developers avoid conflicts when determining where resources reside.

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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, 2021 By

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, 2021 By

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, 2020 By

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, 2020 By 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, 2019 By

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, 2017 By

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, 2015 By

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, 2012 By

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

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