Great Lakes Aggregates

Sylvania Minerals Hosts Field Trip for Students

The day began with Bill Begley, Plant Manager and Geologist, and Keith Childress, QC Manger briefing the group on safety topics at the mine. While the group was huddled at the observation area overlooking the quarry, Bill explained the geology, history, and fun facts about the quarry. The day continued with students taking a bus ride through the plant area learning the different processes in producing aggregate products. The last event of the day was heading down 220 feet into the quarry to collect fossils and minerals in a designated area. Bill and Keith assisted the students in extracting minerals and fossils using hammers to chip them out.  The students spent approximately 30 minutes hunting and collecting their specimens.