Trap Rock & Granite Quarries


Columbia Land Co LLC, an affiliate of Trap Rock & Granite Quarries, owns a total of 1,514 acres consisting of two large deposits of high quality hard rock.  Geological field studies approximate a deposit of 5,619,000,000 tons of granite on the west side and over 2,000,000,000 tons of trap rock on the center and east side of the property .  We own 100% of the reserves.  To our knowledge this is the only rail served site in the Midwest that has both high quality trap rock and granite materials in one contiguous quarry location.


Property outlined in Red

Trap Rock – Purple

Granite – Pink

Loop Track Area – Orange


  • Trap Rock & Granite Quarries has installed a high production mobile crushing and screening plant

  • The permanent primary crusher rated at 2,000 tons per hour will be installed 2nd quarter of 2017  

  • High capacity jaw, cone crusher and VSI are used to maximize production capacity.

  • Concrete stone and asphalt chips are washed before loading into a railcar. Our $3.5M wash plant is providing extremely clean concrete stone and chips.

  • Additional products that we will produce include; ballast, manufactured sand, different sizes of aggregate for use on roads and other construction projects.   

High Capacity Lippmann Jaw Crusher
Industry leading Sandvik Cone Crusher


Trap Rock & Granite has over 120 miles freight advantage one way, over 240 miles round trip over the next closest high quality hard rock quarry to the Kansas City market


  • Trap Rock & Granite Quarries has installed a Coupled-In-Motion Railcar Scale System from System Associates Inc. that is Certified by the State of Missouri as Legal for Trade. 

  • Certified tare weights will be generated as the empty trains pull into the facility. 

    • In Phase #1 these weights will be given to the front end loader operators to load the cars. 

    • In Phase #2 the scale will send the tare weights to the loadout batching system so the cars can be flood loaded to the maximum allowable gross weight.  

  • Certified gross weights will be generated before the loaded train is spotted to be picked up, this will allow us to load all cars to maximum capacity to eliminate dead freight, and will also ensure no overweight cars are released.

  • 100 ton trucks and large capacity 17 cy yd front end loaders to maximize production.  Our Komatsu WA900 front end loaders lead the industry in loading efficiency by loading the 100 ton trucks in 4 passes.


Trap Rock & Granite Quarries will wash all Class 1 & 2 Ballast, Concrete Stone, Asphalt Chips, Seal Coat Chips as well as Manufactured Sand.

Diester Tema Media Triple Deck Screen
Superior Twin Screws


  • SAFETY FIRST – Trap Rock & Granite Quarries, LLC (TR&G) switches and double 110 car rail loops offers an advantage to pull straight in, load and pull straight out.

  • TR&G midwest location has billions of tons of 2 high quality hard rock reserves that are strategically located just south of St. Louis that will minimizes haul distances to many destinations. This quarry will be here for hundreds of years.

  • TR&G will maximize payload of every car to minimize freight cost per ton.  This will be done with scales & automated batch loading.  This cannot be accomplished with end loaders.  We believe this cost benefit is huge.

  • TR&G will provide Key Performance Indicator Data to ensure trains are loaded and released as fast as possible.

  • TR&G is ISO 9000 certificated.

  • We believe TR&G Rhyolite is the most consistent and high quality aggregate in the KC Market.  The LA Wear is below 20, and the Micro Deval is below 2.  These values consistently meet FAA and the Corp of Engineers requirements.  The absorption is 0.5 or less and the bulk specific gravity is 2.66 or higher.

  • The Vertical Shaft Impact crusher controls the amount of Flat and Elongated particles in the aggregate.  The Gyratory Crusher will further enhance the properties of the aggregate

  • TR&G will be the highest quality, lowest cost, most efficient aggregate provider in the Midwest.

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