Hi all. Here are some good aerial photos of the way these mines look. Nope, these don’t look like the little sand-mines that our non-metallic mining ordinance was designed to manage — these look like industrial sand-mines to me. Click on the images for full-size versions. Many thanks to Jim Tittle (www.ThePriceOfSand.com) for sharing these.
A few notes.
- The middle picture is a wash and transfer plant like the one that’s proposed in the Starkey application — right by the school.
- The second-to-last one is a “mine and wash plant” operation similar to the one that’s proposed in the R&J application.
- And NONE of these mines is as big as the one that’s proposed in the Seven Sands application up Waumandee Valley.