Aggregate Updates

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Aggregate – a rock – is used in many applications including, as filler for filling up voids during construction and in concrete. It is one of the most mined categories of minerals in the world. It is a crucial material for preparation of concrete. Types of rocks used for concrete include limestone, granite, gravel.

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A pile of coarse aggregate being carted off from a quarry

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Sand Quarry

Sand is also mined in quarries and used as concrete ingredient, among other uses. Together with larger particles of limestone, granite, or gravel they are collectively referred to as aggregates. The larger particles are often referred to as coarse aggregate, the sand as fine aggregate.