Salt Lake County moves to block a new mine in Parleys Canyon

By Brian Maffly  and  Matt Canham  | Dec. 10, 2021, 10:03 a.m.

The County Council proposes a change in its ordinance to block new rock mines and quarries in the canyons.

Salt Lake County leaders took action Friday that may end up blocking a limestone quarry planned for Parleys Canyon.

The County Council met in a special meeting Friday morning solely to kick off a legislative process intending to stop any new attempt to mine sand, gravel or rock out of the Wasatch canyons and foothills just east of Salt Lake City.

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