A request for an expanded mine permit from Horry County by RCPS Properties has caused controversy recently among some residents of the Carolina Forest neighborhood area.
If approved, the permit would expand the current footprint of the mine to a total of 301 acres. Most of the mining takes place behind the Sparks Toyota and Dunkin Donuts properties between West Perry Road and Myrtle Ridge Drive off U.S. 501.
The mining operation has been owned RCPS Properties since 1996 and operates on an expanse of land which has been mined since the 1950’s.
According to RCPS Properties general manager Justin Harris, approval of the permit will not result in an increase in volume of the mining operations.