Project: Covia Overburden Removal
Location: Peveley, MO
Project Background & Description
Built through the merging of two leading organizations, Unimin and Fairmount-Santrol, Covia is a leading provider of minerals and material solutions for the industrial and energy markets. The Covia plant in Pevely, MO, produces Granusil® high-performance construction sand, one of many advanced mineral and material solutions, is a frequent choice for a variety of industrial and contractor-mixed applications. Consistent, uniform grain shape and particle-size distribution have excellent placement, compaction, and mechanical properties in manufactured or site-prepared products.
This project was really a straight forward project for Bloomsdale Excavating, in terms of performing mining operations. Bloomsdale Excavating was contracted to excavate and haul in excess of 335,000 cubic yards of rock overburden. However, prior to excavation and hauling, Bloomsdale needed first to drill and blast 272,000 cubic yards of the overburden rock.
This project was completed three weeks ahead of schedule with no lost time incidents or injuries