Sunday, October 14, 2012

Human Interest Story: Land Too Rocky to Farm: Now Huge Gravel Farm

Link to the Dickinson Press.
Dallas Moore doesn’t have oil wells on his ranch, but that doesn’t mean his land isn’t rich.
His property along U.S. Highway 2 just east of Stanley has a 120-acre gravel mine providing materials for road work and construction projects in northwest North Dakota.
Moore’s land has too much gravel to be suitable for farming, but now that rock is a hot commodity.
The mine opened in 2008 to supply material for a North Dakota Department of Transportation project, said Max Schriock, materials engineer and safety director of Aggregate Construction of Minot, which operates the mine.
Go to the link to read how much this gravel is worth. 

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