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Juanita
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Our road (private) is a mess!! We need to do something, but asphalt and concrete are so expensive. We had a backhoe operator suggest we use "tailings". He described it a bit, but I'm not picturing it. If you have a driveway, or road, made of tailings, I would really appreciate a picture (or actual location). Please either PM me a location or email a pic to casita37@hotmail.com.
Thanks so much to anyone who can help us out!! 🙂

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speee1dy
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what is a tailing

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Rowdy802
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what is a tailing

If I am not mistaken, among other things, it is a gravel... The prefer kind is the one similar to what you find in rivers becaus of the lack of rough edges... they also make those of artificial rock...

A friend of mine did that in STX... cheaper and easier to maintain...

P.S. Tailing is also the leftovers that are the result of mining. Said leftovers are then used to "pave" the roadways at the mine...

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Juanita
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Rowdy, are you saying artificial is cheaper and easier? Do you know where your friend got the product? Thanks.

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OldTart
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I can't imagine your man is talking about traditional tailing as that not only isn't available locally but is also environmentally destructive which is why it's difficult to contain and no real use has been found for it. How did he "describe it a bit"?

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