The sites listed below may be of special interest to local citizens. The links provide detailed information about the ongoing activities at these sites. If you have a concern regarding a specific site, please contact the department contacted listed for that site.
Nexgen Silica LLC - Ste. Genevieve County
The department received a mining permit application from Nexgen Silica for a proposed 249-acre sandstone mine site. The site is located along U.S. Highway 32, approximately two miles from Hawn State Park. The mine plan covers property owned by six different landowners, all of whom have given signed consent. The company has sent public notice to adjacent landowners and county commissioners.
- Nexgen Silica held an informal public meeting May 19 to discuss the new mine site. The department attended the meeting to help answer questions.
- Nexgen Silica LLC: Permit to Mine Sandstone - Permit decision fact sheet
- Nexgen Silica LLC Permit to Engage in Surface Mining, June 30, 2022