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Behold the Minerals Baby

By Mark S. Kuhar

The Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) has released the 2014 “Minerals Baby” graphic. Each year, the amount of minerals and energy fuels needed for the average American is incorporated into the iconic graphic. This year’s statistics reflect an increase of more than 24,000 lb. during a lifetime when compared with the previous year’s per capita usage.

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Quarry Night

Quarry NightBy Mark S. Kuhar

Sometimes you find art in the darndest places.

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Stay Out! Stay Alive!

LC QuarryPicBy Mark S. Kuhar

If you do a Google search on “Quarry” this time of year, you will invariably come up with a great many articles about people who have died swimming in an active or abandoned quarry. Consequently, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) created “Stay Out! Stay Alive!” – a public safety campaign to educate children and adults about the existing hazards at a mine site.

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