800.673.2408 info@chesapeakeminerals.com 1079 Belvidere Road, Port Deposit, MD. 21904

About Us

Chesapeake Minerals is a division of The Stewart Companies, a mid-Atlantic-based group of diversified businesses that employs over 1600 people across multiple markets. The Stewart Companies have active mining operations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Colorado, where sand, gravel, and stone production exceeds 3.2M tons annually.

Our Process

Chesapeake Minerals uses select grades of quartz gravel supplied by York Building Products’ adjacent Belvedere plant, where more than 10,000 tons of alluvial sand and gravel are processed daily.

Select quartz gravel is crushed, washed, and classified into multiple low-iron quartz commodities. Glass sand (40 x 140 US Mesh) is then dried and separated from remaining iron-bearing magnetic minerals to make an ultra-low iron glass sand (Principio White). Following magnetic separation, our glass sand is 99.998% SiO2. Two new grinding mills (one wet and one dry-grind) were added to the circuit and commissioned in the second quarter of 2024 to produce high-purity silica powders to customer specifications.

Our Core Values

Part of our Core Values at Chesapeake Minerals is sustainable development and responsible business practices. We recognize that today’s decisions can have long-term consequences, and we need to proactively manage our operations and resources to ensure a beneficial and sustainable future for our employees, customers, community members, and stakeholders.

Chesapeake Minerals is managed with a long-term perspective. We invest for the future, emphasizing attracting and retaining the best people, value creation, and sustainable development. Our sustainability programs facilitate the balanced pursuit of economic performance, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility.

Our Location

Located in the heart of the mid-Atlantic, our plant is conveniently located along I-95 — halfway between Baltimore and Philadelphia — with immediate access to I-95 and the CSX railroad.

Chesapeake Minerals 1079 Belvidere Road, North East, MD 21904

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