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  • Geological history - LaSalle County Mining

    The geology underlying LaSalle County can be easily observed while visiting Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks The following passage is reprinted from Time Talks: The Geology of Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks, a publication of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Illinois State Geological Survey.

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  • Starved Rock State Park - Voted the #1 attraction in the

    Starved Rock State Park is a world apart from anything else in Illinois! You will know it the minute you enter the park, as you wind your car through the towering tre Amazing waterfalls are active in the spring and after heavy rains.

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  • The economics of Starved Rock mining | Local News | daily

    A Northern Illinois University study of the economic effect of mining in the Starved Rock area was released last week by the LaSalle County Mining Coalition, a group of mine operators and local.

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  • Environmentalists sue to stop controversial Illinois frac

    Dec 14, 2012· Sand mining companies are obtaining land and expanding operations throughout the area around Ottawa, Illinois, where the sand lies close to the surface, making it easy to mine However, the good sand-mining areas are nearby two popular state parks, including Starved Rock State Park, a 2,630-acre tract of forested bluffs, canyons, and waterfalls.

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  • New studios, social justice and Starved Rock - The Mike

    Still working to save Starved Rock State Park When I first reported on this story on December 18, the LaSalle County zoning board of appeals had just approved a sand-mining operation on a 350 acre parcel of what is now farm land just south of the town of Ottawa.

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  • Controversy grows over proposed sand mine near Starved

    Dec 31, 2011· Mining of sand or gravel occurs elsewhere in the area, but opponents of the latest project say the mine’s proximity could harm local tourism and the ecology of the park Neighbors have voiced opposition to the proposed mine, as have conservation groups like the Illinois Chapter of The Sierra Club and Starved Rock Audubon Society.

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  • Controversy grows over proposed sand mine near Starved

    Mining of sand or gravel occurs elsewhere in the area, but opponents of the latest project say the mine’s proximity could harm local tourism and the ecology of the park Neighbors have voiced opposition to the proposed mine, as have conservation groups like the Illinois Chapter of The Sierra Club and Starved Rock Audubon Society.

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  • Promoting Bioneers and Protecting Starved Rock - The Mike

    Oct 27, 2012· Rally for Starved Rock on October 28! It’s been about ten months since I heard about how the LaSalle County Board was about to cravenly sell out the environmental integrity of Starved Rock State Park for a handful of sand mining jobs.

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  • Timeline | SAVE STARVED ROCK

    TIMELINE OF EVENTS Mississippi Sand, LLC is the mining company that intends to mine for hydraulic fracking sand at Starved Rock State Park's eastern entrance Below you will find an up-to-date timeline on the Starved Rock mine's status for the various permitting agenci Jan 2012: LaSalle County Board approves Mississippi Sand, LLC sand mining special.

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  • Sand Mine Archives - Prairie Rivers Network

    Starved Rock State Park and local communities threatened by Illinois sand rush The rush for sand to fuel fracking is on, and Illinois has a lot of it In the fracking process, silica sand is mixed with chemicals and injected underground to break apart rocks and unleash trapped oil and gas Mississippi Sand.

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  • A sand-mining rush | WBEZ

    Jul 17, 2013· The proposed Mississippi Sand mine next to Starved Rock State Park will have to get an Illinois EPA air quality permit in order to start mining Most mines use a lot of water.

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  • Sand Mine Archives - Prairie Rivers Network

    Starved Rock State Park and local communities threatened by Illinois sand rush The rush for sand to fuel fracking is on, and Illinois has a lot of it In the fracking process, silica sand is mixed with chemicals and injected underground to break apart rocks and unleash trapped oil and gas Mississippi Sand.

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  • Starved Rock: An Illinois Treasure in Peril

    Dec 18, 2011· LaSalle County Zoning Board Ok's Destructive Mining Proposal After 2 days and 15 hours of testimony the LaSalle County zoning board voted on December 15, 2011, to approve a destructive new special use permit that would allow a sand mine adjacent to Starved Rock State Park The proposal is scheduled to be heard by the.

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  • Controversy grows over proposed sand mine near Starved

    Mining of sand or gravel occurs elsewhere in the area, but opponents of the latest project say the mine’s proximity could harm local tourism and the ecology of the park Neighbors have voiced opposition to the proposed mine, as have conservation groups like the Illinois Chapter of The Sierra Club and Starved Rock Audubon Society.

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  • Save Starved Rock! Stop the Sand Pit! | The Public i

    Today Starved Rock is in danger of being subject to pollution from sand mining Mississippi Sand LLC is planning to open a sand mining operation on 350 acres of farmland just east of Starved Rock The mine will be right next to the Illinois, Ottawa and Kaskaskia canyons.

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  • Industrial History: US Silica Sand Mine - blogspot

    Aug 11, 2015· US Silica Sand Mine 20150809 4015: I was driving east along Dee Bennet Road to Ottawa, IL, after seeing the Starved Rock Lock and Dam when my peripheral vision spotted a quarry on the left I turned around and stopped at the Bears Den because that is where I saw the gap in the tree line I took this picture to remind me later where I found this.

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  • What’s the Big Fracking Deal? Part One: Frac Sand Mining

    Mississippi Sand LLC, the mining company building the Starved Rock sand mine, plans to use polyacrylamide The approved mining site sits on land that drains into the Horseshoe Creek, which flows into Starved Rock State Park, and eventually into the Illinois River The Illinois EPA will allow the mine to discharge 14 to 51 millions of gallons.

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  • Industrial Sand - Missouri Department of Natural Resources

    Starved Rock Member Kingdom Shale Member , Mining: The St Peter Sandstone was first mined in Missouri in the 1870s for glass sand Early mining was conducted at the surface and underground, and was concentrated near the town of Pacific Presently (2012) there.

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  • Sand Stampede: Frac Sand Mining Outside , - huffpost

    "The objectors, by saying that the sand mine will hurt Starved Rock State Park, are being disingenuous as there's already a sand mine to the north, south, east and west," said Jonathan Brandt, an attorney representing the landowner poised to sell his farm outside the eastern entrance of the park to Mississippi Sand.

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  • Press Release: Illinois DNR Grants Permit To Controversial

    Nov 21, 2012· “Starved Rock is one of Illinois’ most special places, and we are disappointed that IDNR is approving a project that puts it at risk,” said Jack Darin, Director of the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club The 80-acre open pit sand mine will be located at the east entrance to Starved Rock State Park.

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  • PeoriaStory : Have the Demos running Illinois lost their

    Nov 20, 2012· “Starved Rock is one of Illinois’ most special places, and we are disappointed that IDNR is approving a project that puts it at risk,” said Jack Darin, Director of the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club The 80-acre open pit sand mine will be located at the east entrance to Starved Rock State Park.

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