Crushed rock and crushed stone are the building blocks of the construction industry. Concrete, asphalt, bricks and blocks are all made from crushed stone and/or crushed rock.
Mining permits to open rock quarries and/or sand and gravel and stone operations are becoming extremely difficult to obtain. Therefore, existing rock quarries have less competition. Less competition can lead to an increase in rock and stone prices.
As the price of rock escalates, profits from the sale of rock and stone are directly related. Yes, costs of operating are also going up. However, the profit margin appears to be getting more healthy.
In addition, the location of the rock quarry can contribute to higher profits if closer to the job sites.
Rock quarries continue to invest in more efficient methods of processing materials. As demand increases quarries must find ways of meeting the demand while maintaining their profit margins. Investments in state-of-the-art processing plants continue to pay dividends.
Mobile crushers can also play a valuable role in increasing efficiency by allowing operators to move closer to the material to be crushed. Today, mobile jaw crushers can be matched to mobile cone crushers and mobile screening plants.
Having the entire rock crushing system be mobile can increase efficiency and provide maximum versatility and flexibility.