E.C. Korneffel making great progress on the shoals surrounding Celeron Island near Grosse Ile, MI. Limestone rip-rap from Sylvania Minerals Quarry in South Rockwood, MI is used in constructing the shoals.
Written by Kerry Guiliano, President of the Friends of the South Rockwood Library The two Caterpillar 775F & G 70-ton machines that held the finish line glistened in the sunshine early Sunday morning as Quarry Challenge runners geared up for their second annual run into the heart of Sylvania Minerals quarry. As 256 runners…
The second annual 5K Walk/Run Quarry Challenge and fossil walk was held at the Sylvania Minerals quarry in South Rockwood Sunday. Click here to read the full story from the Monroe News.
The Safety Department monitoring dust concentrations throughout the concrete recycling process at the Crooks Road plant.
E.C. Korneffel completed the Stony Island Restoration Project near Grosse Ile on the Detroit River and began work near Celeron Island located just south of Grosse Ile Municipal Airport this summer. To learn more about the project, please visit http://www.detroitriver.org/projects/stony-and-celeron-island-habitat-restoration.html
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On October 2, 2017, MAA member, Carmeuse Lime & Stone, hosted the 2017 Annual MDOT/MAA bus tour at their Calcite Operation in Rogers City. With over 45 representatives from MDOT and the Michigan Aggregates Association in attendance, Carmeuse Lime & Stone provided an overview about the many processes that are implemented to ensure limestone meets…
On Saturday, September 16, 2017, Sylvania Minerals hosted the Solid Rock Church group at our South Rockwood quarry. Most of the group was made up of children who will be in Sunday School, where Kathy Bouren will be teaching a lesson on “Mining the World”.
Sylvania Minerals hosts the Friends of Mineralogy group annually. Specimens are collected and photos are taken of the different benches, minerals, and fossils. Below is a letter from Geologist Reggie Rose describing the trip: Friends of Mineralogy Trip to Sylvania Minerals Quarry is a Success! A total of 29 Friends of Mineralogy collectors…
FM members do not just go into a quarry to collect nice specimens to take home. Our members like to know what they are collecting and the geologic environment in which it formed. Considering this, every field trip can be a learning experience for our members.