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Not sure where to put this topic but here it goes. A local gravel company would like the sand and gravel on my property, mostly sand. In turn I would have a nice sized pond for fishing. What I am wondering is what do people generally get from gravel companys for there gravel/sand dallor wise? And anything else I should be aware of. Thanks

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Not sure about the money part but you might need to contact the county and DNR for permits. The DNR isn't too crazy about pond building.

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I just got two cubic yard of sand delivered for $14. The delivery charge as actually four times what the sand cost. But dump trucks and gas arent free. : )

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Mining permit,

Not all digs will hold water when you are done with them, so you should be doing some soil sampling to make sure there is blue or yellow clay under your gravel vein, otherwise, your going just end up with a hole.

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Once the contractor is finished they should be able to level the area off again. I have seen that done many times and it is amazing what they can do. There are quite a few forms, permits to go through. The contractor should do those or contact your county zoning/permit office. Not sure about prices in your area, I know my dads neighbor got 4 bucks a yards a few years ago for a borrow pit for a state highway project.

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Several years ago, I owned some land north of Duluth. I thought it would be neat to have a wildlife pond. I contacted some St. Louis County Soil and Water watchamacallit and they came out and sampled the soil, to make sure it would hold water. The results were positive and they were even going to dig the pond for me. However, like a fool, I sold the property. I could be wrong, but I don't think the DNR would have any say in something like this, when it's on your own personal property. Then again, laws do change.

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$.75 cy is a very fair price BUT the accounting will all be done by the ton. Pits keep track by running the trucks over scales so there is a conversion factor. I'd have that, conversion factor, up front.

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I dont know how much land your talking about. But I know of people who have made fortunes selling gravel and sand to asphalt and concrete companies.

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They are going to dig a small hole and see where the water table is and what kind of material there is. Theres 5 gravel pits around in the same section so there should be a good chance of finding water. Most of them are spring fed from what I understand. Im looking at 1 to 2 acres if its feasible. Thanks for all the info.

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