Construction aggregate, ... Large stone quarry and sand and gravel operations exist near virtually all population centers due to the high cost of transportation relative to the low value of the product. Trucking aggregate more than 40 kilometers is typically uneconomical. These are capital-intensive operations, utilizing large earth-moving
5 Aggregate Production Extraction Stripping Drilling and Blasting Shot Rock or Gravel Bank ... This chapter discusses the total process of aggregate production from extraction through processing. Also discussed is the handling, stockpiling, and shipping of the product up to the point where the material leaves the Producer's control.
Quarry: Quarry, place where dimension stone or aggregate (sand, gravel, crushed rock) is mined. The products of dimension stone quarries are prismatic blocks of rock such as marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, and slate. After cutting and polishing, these materials are used in the primary construction