Stop the Snow Camp Mine
We are a group of concerned Snow Camp residents working to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our small community. Check here for updates on what we know, what's happening next, and how you can help! Click on the buttons below for more information or to contact us.
Tell the Alamance Commissioners "NO Quarry in Snow Camp!"
Please Donate to Fund Our Fight!
All donations are tax-deductible and will be used toward work being done to stop the Snow Camp mine! Click here or on the "donate" button to the left, to contribute with a credit card via PayPal.
You can also mail a check or cash to:
No Snow Camp Mine
PO Box 721
Snow Camp, NC 27349
Update on Mining Permit from DEQ:
The NC DEQ has completed its first round of reviews of the Alamance Aggregates LLC mining permit application. A letter was sent to the applicant requesting more information (click here or the picture to the right).
If you check the Mining Permit Application Flow Chart, they are at the first "If NO" block where they are requesting additional information.
The letter that Colonial submitted to the DEQ is available, to the right bottom. We are concerned if there are sufficient safeguards being made by Colonial to protect the community from a blast encroachment on their pipeline. According to an engineer at Geosonics, the company who supplied the blast analysis for the Applicant, there are site-specific tests used when blasting near pipelines for strength of blast as well as other factors including delay between charges. We are requesting that the State require a site-specific blast encroachment test from the Applicant. Feel free to politely re-enforce that concern with the NC DEQ.
Where is the Proposed Mine?
In early 2018, Alamance County approved a permit for a crushed stone quarry on 300+ acres in the middle of Snow Camp. The proposed quarry would be bordered to the north and east by Workman Rd and Quakenbush Rd, to the south by Clark Rd, and to the west by Snow Camp Rd.
The map to the left pinpoints the location of the proposed quarry.