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- A large pile of fine-grained mason sand awaits distribution from a refining area at Stewart Mining on Thursday, July 11, 2013, north of Immokalee in rural Collier County. Mason sand is used in applications that require a very fine-grained sand such as masonry.

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David Albers/Staff - A large pile of fine-grained mason sand awaits distribution from a refining area at Stewart Mining on Thursday, July 11, 2013, north of Immokalee in rural Collier County. Mason sand is used in applications that require a very fine-grained sand such as masonry.

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- A large pile of fine-grained mason sand awaits distribution from a refining area at Stewart Mining on Thursday, July 11, 2013, north of Immokalee in rural Collier County. Mason sand is used in applications that require a very fine-grained sand such as masonry.
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- Nick Stewart, president and founder of Stewart Mining, operates a sand mine north of Immokalee in rural Collier County.  Stewart's Immokalee mine is the closest sand mine to Naples. He wants to supply the sand for an upcoming beach restoration project on Naples beaches.
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- A sand dredge pulls sand from the bottom of a sand mine to be pumped ashore and refined nearby at Stewart Mining on Thursday, July 11, 2013, north of Immokalee in rural Collier County.
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- Sand is dredged from a mine, pumped ashore and refined nearby at Stewart Mining on Thursday, July 11, 2013, north of Immokalee in rural Collier County.
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- Stewart mining employee Douglas Allen drives a boat from an electronic sand dredge operating at Stewart Mining on Thursday, July 11, 2013, north of Immokalee in rural Collier County.
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- Large piles of refined sand await distribution to road projects, golf courses, beach restorations and other applications at Stewart Mining on Thursday, July 11, 2013, north of Immokalee in rural Collier County.

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