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Rancher Dallas Moore of Blaisdell has a large gravel mine on his property. The material is in high demand in northwest North Dakota for building roads and infrastructure, as well as for oil well pads.

FOTB: Rock in the Bakken: Rancher's rocky land suddenly finds value

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BLAISDELL -- Dallas Moore doesn't have oil wells on his ranch, but that doesn't mean his land isn't rich.

His property along U.S. Highway 2 just east of Stanley has a 120-acre gravel mine providing materials for road work and construction projects in northwest North Dakota.

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Moore's land has too much gravel to be suitable for farming, but now that rock is a hot commodity.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at adalrymple@forumcomm.com or (701) 580-6890.

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