How Is Limestone Mined?


Here in Florida, limestone is mined by digging and blasting quarries. In other states, underground mining of limestone is done because it is too expensive to remove the overlying layers of soil and rock.
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White Rock Quarries, one of Florida's largest limestone mining companies, describes its mining process on its website. (see Resources) After being drilled and blasted, the limestone
The lateral cutting is usually done by running a wire around an exposed block, and the wire is driven like an endless belt. An abrasive and water provide the cutting action and cooling
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How Is Florida Limestone Mined?
Florida’s limestone mining industry produces crushed aggregate which can be manufactured into concrete, cement and asphalt. Florida’s booming population consumes 153 million tons of limestone products per year. Approximately 40 percent of... More »
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