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Canadian Quarry Looking to Grow Big

An Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, construction company is seeking government approval to expand its Georgeville quarry by 15 times its current size and run 24 hours a day, according to the Canadian Broadcast Co. Alva Construction Ltd. wants to produce 450,000 tpy at its quarry along the Northumberland Strait or even more if it wins a big contract.

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North Aurora Rejects Lafarge Expansion

The Village Board of North Aurora, Ill., unanimously rejected a request to allow Lafarge North America to extend its stone mine beneath two 200-ft.-wide rights of way near a subdivision. Homeowners have reportedly complained that mine blasts routinely shake their houses and have cracked their walls and foundations.

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Heartland Materials Quarry Action Delayed

According to the Southeast Missourian, the Jackson, Mo., Planning and Zoning Commission delayed action concerning rezoning and special-permit requests made by Heartland Materials quarry and landowners.

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County in Minnesota to Open Quarry

Koochiching County, Minn., will move forward with creation of a quarry near Birchdale, Minn., despite objections voiced by a representative of a local quarry and construction company, according to the International Falls Journal.

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Columbus, Ga., Council Approves Conveyor System Over Road

The Columbus, Ga., Council voted unanimously to allow Vulcan Materials Co.’s Barin Quarry  to build an elevated, enclosed conveyor over a road in order to convey rock from the east side of the road to the west, according to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. The quarry is located at 9201 Fortson Rd.

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