Mining International is located in the The Port of Will County. The Port of Will County is a Construction materials super-hub, with additional sites available. The Port of Will County is located in the Des Plaines River Valley Enterprise Zone. Find out more about the features and benefits of our location.

1955 Patterson Road
Joliet Unincorporated Will County Illinois

From the full interchange of I-80 & Route 53, go south approximately three miles to stop light at Laraway Road. Turn right or west and go approximately two miles to Patterson Road. Turn Right and go 1/4 mile to the main entrance gate on the left or west side of road.

Landing Size
117 Acres

County Zoning
I-3 or intensive industrial.
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Size: 64,000 square feet (200’ X 320’)
Construction Type: Brick
Roof Type: Concrete
Clear Height: 18’
Heat: Propane
Lighting Sodium Vapor
Sprinkler System: Wet
Dock Doors: 8
Drive Doors: 1

Rail Service
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) and the Canadian National Railroad (CN) can provide direct service to the site via.

Storage Silos
The property includes a 42,000 ton capacity silo complex designed to accommodate product up to a density of approximately 95 lbs per cubic foot. In February 2006 Lafarge North American executed a 20 year lease for the silos and 3.3 acres. On May 15, 2006 Lafarge opened a fly ash and cement distribution center utilizing the silos to serve the Chicagoland market.

The property includes a barge terminal, which is located on the Des Plaines River at mile marker 284.5. The barge terminal is fully permitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Des Plaines River is located on the Illinois Water Way, which connects to the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico. The barge terminal has the following specifications:
  1. 1200’ from pier to pier with a 600’ concrete dock and has the capability to spot 6 210’ x 35’ barges at one time.
  2. 10 surface acres adjacent to dock for storage of steel, equipment, etc.
  3. The terminal has both bulk and liquid transloading capabilities between barge, rail, and truck.
  4. The terminal has a 960’ long X 36” wide conveyor, which has a capacity to move approximately 500 tons of aggregate per hour. Up to 25 acres available for aggregate or salt storage.
  5. The liquid transloading station is rated at 800 gallons per minute though a 12” cast iron pipe.

Water Treatment & Discharge
Storm water and water generated from mining on site are discharged into the Des Plaines river subject to a permit from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA).

Water Service
The site has two 1500’ deep wells. The wells support a 300,000-gallon water tower, which is 130’ to the bottom of the tank and 160’ to the top of the tank. The tank has an estimated line pressure of 80 psi and pump capacity of 1,000-1,200 gallons per minute. The site has an average water pressure of 56 psi. Recharge rate for the water tower is 1,000 to 1,200 Gals/Min.. Delivery from the tower up to 10,000 Gals/Min.

Water Treatment
Olin Corporation owns an adjacent water treatment facility which is permitted to discharge 250,000,000 gallons of water per year into the Des Plaines River. Olin currently utilizes 200,000,000 gallons of this capacity.

Electrical Service
The primary power to the property is 34 K volts and is provided by Commonwealth Edison (ComEd). Mining International has a 10Meg substation which distributes at 13.2 K volts.

Natural Gas Service
There is a NICOR gas line two miles from the site.

Midwest Generation operates a coal fired electrical generation facility adjacent to the site and may have interest in selling steam for industrial applications.


Environmental remediation has been completed on the site and in February 2006 the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency issued a No Further Remediation (NFR) letter.

A title insurance commitment was issued in March 2005.

Landing Size
1117 Acres

Alta and Topographical Surveys
An updated ALTA survey has been completed for the property and a topographical survey completed by Will County is available.

Mineral Reserves
182,000,000 recoverable tons of dolomite (limestone) The existing operating underground dolomite mine is the largest in the United States with a current capacity to produce 3,000,000 tons per year expandable to 6,000,000 tons per year

Port of Will County, LLC
Gerard J. Keating Managing Partner
Keating Resources
719 SHADY Avenue
Geneva, IL 60134

The Waterways Journal
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