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Martin Marietta Clears First Hurdle

According to the Daily News, Martin Marietta Materials is seeking zoning permission to build a 1,800-acre limestone mine on N.C. 50 near Haws Run Road in Jacksonville, N.C. The Onslow County Board of Adjustment has determined a quarry would be harmonious with the surrounding area with a provision that the quarry faces remain more than 2,000 ft. from nearby hog farm lagoons.

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Concrete Firm Seeking to Mine Reserves

According to Maine’s Kennebec Journal, a concrete plant is seeking a zoning change so it can blast and extract rock, a prospect which has many neighbors up in arms.

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Pennsy Hits Paydirt

According to the Standard Speaker, after eight public hearings, hours of testimony from experts and the public, and stacks of exhibits and material, the Dorrance Township, Pa., Board of Supervisors granted a conditional use permit for the expansion of a Pennsy Supply quarry.

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Cemex Operation in Florida Up for Vote

According to the Orlando Business Journal, the vote on Cemex’s proposed Four Points Sand Mine in Clermont, Fla., has been pushed back to May 21.

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Alabama Bill Block Quarries Near Schools

Alabama State Rep. Wayne Johnson told supporters that he hoped his bill to block quarries from operating near schools would make it to a House committee, but he conceded even if the bill passes, it won’t prevent Vulcan Materials from operating a quarry on Gurley Mountain. Johnson said his bill to prevent quarries from locating within two miles of schools should go to committee in April, according to