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Gulf Coast Middle School student Maddi Walcott, 12, examines something she found in a sand pile at the Cemex cement plant, which she visited with fellow seventh-graders at the school.Paulette Lash Ritchie | Special to the Times

Field trip provides concrete lessons

BROOKSVILLE Concrete is everywhere: sidewalks, buildings, roads, statues and bridges. The limestone that goes into the cement that makes the concrete is a mined product and is found here in Hernando County. Cemex is one of the companies that extracts it from local quarries. Limestone is part of the local geology, a …