A large scale blast, composed of approximately 21 holes filled with 300 pounds of explosive emulsion each, goes off Monday afternoon at a Youngquist Brothers rock mine off of Alico Road in Lee County in October 2009.  The blast was witnessed by members of the public and Lee County officials as part of an ongoing zoning battle to open a new mine off of Corkscrew road.  Michel Fortier/Staff

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A large scale blast, composed of approximately 21 holes filled with 300 pounds of explosive emulsion each, goes off Monday afternoon at a Youngquist Brothers rock mine off of Alico Road in Lee County in October 2009. The blast was witnessed by members of the public and Lee County officials as part of an ongoing zoning battle to open a new mine off of Corkscrew road. Michel Fortier/Staff

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