Mine Stewardship

Maximum Output. Minimum Environmental Impact.

At American Gypsum, we operate three gypsum quarries in the United States, with all operations monitored by either the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) or state run Department of Mines. For each quarry, we have mining and reclamation plans, which are fully approved by the appropriate state or federal agency. These plans include mining practices that use sequential backfilling and concurrent reclamation with waste rock material that can't be used at our gypsum plants.

These mined out areas are then re-sloped and reseeded to restore the natural habitat of the area, minimizing any visual impact or hydrological impact our quarries might have had.