Much aggregate production in the next fifty years will likely come from very large quarries or "megaquarries." Remote megaquarries served by low-cost ocean or rail transport are an attractive solution to meeting aggregate demand in large urban areas that have depleted or sterilized local aggregate sources. Megaquarries, however, present challenges for land management and reclamation. Only a few geologic, geographic and economic settings are suitable for megaquarry development. Societal resistance to mining is the single most important obstacle in their development. Megaquarries will affect aggregate cost, operation of transport systems, and the types of aggregate available to customers.

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    • Unlike most groups and organizations that meet on a regular basis, the Highway Geology Symposium has no central headquarters, no annual fees, and no formal membership requirements. The governing body of the Symposium is a Steering Committee. Recent proceedings may be obtained from the Treasurer of the Symposium, Mr. Russell Glass.
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    Mr. Russell Glass

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  • Authors:
    • Bliss, J D
    • Stanley, M C
    • Long, K R
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  • Publication Date: 2002


  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 303-315

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  • Created Date: Aug 12 2003 12:00AM