Geologists bat for volcanic features as quarry begins remediation plans

A 70-year-old quarry in south-western Victoria has become the centre of a debate: to revegetate, or not to revegetate?

A conscientious path to belt conveyor alignment

Conveyor belt alignment is a challenging prospect for many quarrying producers. As Cameron Portelli explains, it may be tempting to introduce a belt alignment device but there are many solutions for simpler root causes and tracking options that can be just as effective.

Adbri cautious about post-pandemic construction recovery

Adbri chief executive Nick Miller has shown mixed emotions on the future of the construction industry, as a budget boosted near-term barrels towards the migration bans of COVID-19.

Geologists bat for volcanic features as quarry begins remediation plans

A 70-year-old quarry in south-western Victoria has become the centre of a debate: to revegetate, or not to revegetate?

Federal Budget paves the way for construction industry

The Australia Government’s Federal Budget for 2021-22 has been warmly welcomed by the quarrying industry, as the country’s 10-year infrastructure pipeline received a $15.2 billion boost.

Mining urged to transition to energy-saving systems

The global mining industry must move away from legacy systems and processes if it is to meet the challenge of decarbonisation, according to a report commissioned by Weir Group.

Boral rallies shareholders to reject Seven Group Offer

Boral has urged its shareholders to reject an offer by Seven Group Holdings (SGH) to acquire up to a 30 per cent stake in the construction materials supplier.

Mike Cooper: Humble but hard-working

Well renowned in the industry over many decades, past IQA Awards recipient Mike Cooper is not one for attention-seeking or fame – but he is definitely a proponent for hard, yet rewarding work. He spoke to Henry Ballard. 

Loads of loyalty, comfort factors in partnership

As operators can spend considerable time in their vehicles, Volvo CE ensures its construction equipment has enough creature comforts to have them looking forward to the day ahead every day. Quarry spoke to two such professionals to gather what it’s like working with Volvo CE gear. 

CDE global conference upsizes in May

The world-leader in wet processing equipment, CDE, will hold its second virtual symposium this May, following the success of the inaugural event last October.

3D printed concrete could be the future of construction

Engineers from Brunel University in London have embarked on a three-year project to develop 3D-printed interlocking building blocks using recycled building waste materials.
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Bacteria the key to sustainable copper

A team of researchers from both Texas and Brazil have collaborated to release a paper called “Copper Mining Bacteria: Converting toxic copper ions into a stable single atom copper”.

New options for proven Cedarapids screen modules

Cedarapids has introduced new options for the popular MHS6203 and MHS8203 screen modules, including a wash plant option and a feed box and support structure.

Orica enables blasting near sensitive structures

Orica has bolstered its blasting technology offering with the release of advanced vibration management (AVM) software.

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Performing at your peak: embracing self-improvement

In the construction materials industry, it is not unusual for one to put the needs and demands of the business or organisation above one’s own aspirations, Peter Ambrose explains.

Modern dump trucks highlight advantages of renting

Since 2005, Delta Rent, a subsidiary of the diversified, turnkey contracting service for urban and industrial landscapes, has certainly seen its equipment grow in size and quantity, and the latest addition to the family is no exception to that mantra.

Geologists bat for volcanic features as quarry begins remediation plans

A 70-year-old quarry in south-western Victoria has become the centre of a debate: to revegetate, or not to revegetate?

Expansion proposal added to project priority list

Victoria’s Earth Resources Regulator has approved plans for the expansion of a basalt quarry in the Mount Alexander Shire, 130 kilometres northwest of Melbourne.

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Why quarrying fares well in inclusion, diversity stakes

  With the national dialogue in the past few months having centred around the safety and respect of women in …

The pros and cons of cone crusher applications

John Flynn, of Terex Jaques, explains that quarries have numerous factors to consider when selecting cone crushers to create quality aggregate products.

More reasons to improve air quality control: Golder

When it comes to air quality control, the onus is increasingly on the quarry rather than regulators to ensure best practice is met, according to Golder & Associates.

Seven characteristics of effective leadership

In the first part of a new educational series, Mike Cameron discusses the qualities and traits of “Emerging Leaders” in organisations and what makes them qualified to not only manage other people but have complete confidence and assurance in themselves.

Hillhead Digital livestream platform a ‘huge success’

The inaugural Hillhead Digital event saw almost 5000 virtual visitors over the two-day event at the end of March.