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Taking a shot at lead "mining"

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High Five
Monday, September 21, 2009

Devil's Lake Rock was doing well until competitors began moving into the company's Lincoln City territory. So the family-run company branched out into an untapped market.

"Even for a little job like a sport court," said Mark Morris, 31, the son of Devil's Lake Rock partner Larry Morris, "there would be like 28 companies bidding on it. Basically, we just wanted to try to diversify our company a little bit. We thought it would be a good idea to do something that wasn't as competitive as what we were doing."

That something turned out to be "mining" lead - collecting the millions of tiny shotgun-load pellets deposited by trap and skeet shooters at clubs like Sun Valley so the metal can be recycled.

Read the full story at The Bulletin.

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