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West Fork Sand Mine Sending Sediment Downstream from Settling Pond

TX, United States

The Hallett sand mine on the San Jacinto West Fork appears to have dug a trench across the maintenance road of its settling pond to lower the pond’s level. Murky wastewater is draining into the West Fork while the SJRA is currently releasing 10,875 cubic feet per second (CFS) from Lake Conroe in the wake… Read More

Frac Sand Market size is set to grow by USD 4.5 billion from 2024-2028

United States

The global frac sand market  size is estimated to grow by USD 4500.2 million from 2024-2028, according to Technavio. The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over 9.38%  during the forecast period. For more insights on the forecast market size and historic data (2018 – 2022) – Download Free sample report in a minutes  Segment Overview  This frac sand market… Read More

Sand, Gravel & Rock Shipments Push Arkansas River Tonnage Up 8% thru April

AR, United States

Arkansas River shipping continues to build upon 2023 gains, with 4.569 million tons carried on the river in the first four months of 2024, up 8% compared with the same period in the previous year, according to the U.S. Corps of Engineers. Inbound shipments – those coming from off the river system – totaled 1.654… Read More

Mayor Cabral Discusses ‘Sand, Sand, Sand’ at State of the City Luncheon

CA, United States

As has been the case throughout the first four months of 2024, the topic of sand dominated the conversation during the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce’s State of the City Luncheon on Friday, May 3. Keynote speaker Mayor Victor Cabral spoke of the efforts necessary to restart the San Clemente Shoreline Project, the City of San… Read More

Sand Dredgers Market Size Set for Rapid Growth and Trend by 2030

World ,

Global “Sand Dredgers Market” Research report is an in-depth study of the market Analysis. Along with the most recent patterns and figures that uncovers a wide examination of the market offer. This report provides exhaustive coverage on geographical segmentation, latest demand scope, growth rate analysis with industry revenue and CAGR status. While emphasizing the key… Read More

After months of delays and decades of waiting, fluffy sand is being delivered in San Clemente

CA, United States

Beachgoers who visit the San Clemente Pier area this summer should see some extra towel space on the sand. While the grains are a bit darker in color – sediment pulled from the bottom of the ocean off Surfside Beach about 30 miles away – the soft sand is a welcome sight for the coastal… Read More

J&S Sand & Gravel marks 30 years of service to East Texas

TX, United States

After getting a $15,000 loan from his brother, Johnny Speake opened J & S Sand & Gravel in Tyler in 1985 with one single-axle, five-yard dump truck. His only staff members at the time were his two sons, Johnny and Randy, who loaded and delivered the company’s materials, and his wife, Pat, who managed the… Read More

Bathtub Reef Beach sand dune covers seawall as restoration continues

FL, United States

The Bathtub Reef Beach renourishment project continues Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 1585 S.E. MacArthur Blvd. on South Hutchinson Island in Martin County. Nourishment has covered the sea wall in a sand dune. There will be a second phase to build another sea wall across MacArthur Boulevard on the lagoon side, and a third phase… Read More

Jersey Shore town that’s desperate for sand will get emergency fix

NJ, United States

North Wildwood will get emergency beach repairs after all. The Jersey Shore town — where the beach has only continued to disappear in recent years due to heavy erosion — is expected to replenish its shores for the summer through a new project, NJ Advance Media confirmed. The “‘North Wildwood Emergency Beach Nourishment Dredging’ project will serve… Read More

North Wildwood finally gets emergency beach replenishment after nearly two-year conflict

NJ, United States

The Shore town has settled its differences with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The project is slated to be done before July 4. North Wildwood said Thursday that it has reached an agreement with New Jersey for a new emergency beach replenishment project that could begin within weeks to address severe erosion. The… Read More

Apollo Buys Frac Sand Provider U.S. Silica for $1.21B

United States

Funds managed by affiliates of Apollo (NYSE: APO) will buy frac sand provider U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SLCA) for $1.21 billion, the latest in a wave of acquisitions in the shale industry. U.S. Silica investors will receive $15.50 in cash for each share of common stock, the company said in a statement. The purchase price represents an 18.7… Read More

Should beaches be restored with mined sand?

FL, United States

Florida’s beaches are incredibly important for storm damage reduction and tourism, however they are under threat from coastal erosion. Dr Tiffany Roberts Briggs explains to Caroline Steel how Florida’s beaches are restored with mined sand. Listen  Now (Photo: A truck prepares to dump sand on Miami Beach. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Rouzer’s bill loosening sand-mining rule clears US House

NC, United States

New Hanover County beaches could again mine sand from nearby inlets to nourish their oceanfront shores under a proposed law recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would exempt a handful of federal coastal storm risk management projects on the East Coast from a rule that prohibits local governments from tapping sand… Read More

Permits for sand, gravel and concrete pit south of Odessa approved as I-80 project ramps up

NE, United States

Special use permits were approved for sand, gravel portable concrete production pit and concrete storage site south of Odessa by the Buffalo County Commissioners during their meeting on Tuesday, April 23. The permits are related to ongoing I-80 construction projects between Elm Creek and Odessa. The commissioners considered a special use permit for a sand,… Read More

New silica dust rule means coal, gravel and stone mines will face more safety regulations

VA, United States

The Department of Labor recently released a new rule that significantly lowers how much silica dust is legally allowed inside mines. The old limit was 100 micrograms per cubic meter. It will now be 50. This comes at a time when black lung rates among coal miners in central Appalachia are the highest they’ve been since the 1990s. It’s… Read More

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