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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-22-2014, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know of a local shale pit we can get shale from close to Black Forest Inn? Thanks
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-23-2014, 12:11 AM
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Re: Shale

Maybe In This list..

http://www.yellowbook.com/s/rock-qua...rry-county-pa/

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Re: Shale

Thx, didn't find anything.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-24-2014, 03:33 AM
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Re: Shale

why shale? its just basically compressed mud.

if you bought it, a trucker brought it
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Re: Shale

Shale is great clean fill, it compacts really tight.

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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-25-2014, 11:56 AM
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Re: Shale

Works great on my buddies driveway too. As you drive over it, it breaks and compresses and gives a much smoother surface than any stone. Every few years just spread a little more.

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-25-2014, 04:13 PM
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Re: Shale

Gravel is far more common in the northern tier, than shale.

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-25-2014, 07:09 PM
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Re: Shale

Plenty of both around my camp in northwestern Potter Denny. Every township road within five mils of my place was built by scraping the soil down to the underlying shale, doesn't take much scraping to reach it.

The logging roads are refreshed/improved after a sale by digging shale out of a bank and spreading it with a dozer.

On the other hand, there are plenty of stone quarries within a thirty mile radius where you can buy gravel.

IMO, gravel lasts much longer, shale breaks down/deteriorates much faster.

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Re: Shale

Should've said more common in my immediate area of the northern tier where camp is? There is some shale in our area, but pretty much everyone uses gravel on roads and driveways.

Never used to see much crushed limestone around there before gas operations started, now some of the twp. roads they've redone, were topped with modified limestone.

At least a half dozen former springtime "swamp holes" in the gravel roads were dug up and filled with crushed limestone in the past three or four years by gas company contractors.



And this summer limestone is everywhere on roads, driveways, etc.

They removed the "frack" pad at the well site down the road in August and all that limestone is now here, there and everywhere. It was pushed into a huge pile at one end of the pad free for the taking and the twp. boys have distributed it where needed.

Quite a bit went over the hill from camp, on the formerly mucky cemetery driveways. Many of my neighbors now have spiffy driveway entrances. Natcherly, no one thought to dump any in my camp driveway ruts.




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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-25-2014, 10:32 PM
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Yes, the gas crews did quite a bit of road improvement when the wells were going in. Not so much anymore. The shale roads deteriorate quickly...

This is a named township road that leads to my camp.


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