gravel mine

gravel mine

[′grav·əl ‚mīn]
(mining engineering)
A mine extracting gold from sand or gravel. Also known as placer mine.
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supervisors voted to deny a special exception permit to operate a sand and gravel mine along U.
It sells its logs to lumber mills and other wood fibre processors in the US and to export intermediaries; engages in commercial thinning operations; and leases ground for cellular communication towers, as well as gravel mine and quarry operations.
Major donors to Lane Citizens for Safe Roads include the Lane County government public works union, $5,000; Lane County gravel mine owner and road builder Wildish Land Co.
In 1999, the partnership leased 1,470 acres of the property to Eastern Colorado Aggregates to operate a gravel mine.
It's been in the works since the 1980s on land that includes an abandoned gravel mine south of Odenton.
Kingston: Torromeo Industries, owner of a gravel mine and concrete plant that was accused of illegally filling in more than 12 acres of wetlands in Kingston, has reached settlements with the state and federal government.
EUGENE -- Eugene Sand & Gravel owner Mike Alltucker began thinking about opening a new gravel mine more than five years ago -- plenty of time, he thought, before the high-grade aggregate at his current site on North Delta Highway ran dry.
But it is a miracle that is appreciated by few, and it may soon be ruined unless the Canadian federal government intervenes to stop a proposal by Mainland Sand and Gravel to open a gravel mine in the middle of the watershed (on land leased from the government), near the headwaters of Olson Creek, an important spawning tributary of the Pitt that sustains coho year-round.
House Bill 2666 appears to be a wish list dictated by the gravel industry with the specific purpose of gutting provisions that were the basis for denial of a gravel mine application in Lane County in the early 2000s," farmer Karen Reed wrote referring to the Eugene Sand proposal in an opinion piece published in The Register- Guard.
The map includes sand and gravel mine sites, as well as mine sites for rock to be crushed and used in construction, pegmatite minerals, limestone, iron ore, gypsum, shale, pozzolan and other materials used to make cement or lime.