Boral teams up with UTS to research low carbon concrete

Boral and the University of Technology Sydney have formed a five-year partnership to accelerate the research, development and commercialisation of low carbon concrete.

Top three maintenance woes – and how to avoid them

Maintenance is often thought to be performed every few thousand hours - well after the extractive operator purchases the equipment. As Steve Barnett contends, maintenance should be foremost on the operator’s mind when it considers the purchase of new plant and equipment.

Replenishing contaminated soils in recycled aggregates applications

This summer, Australia faced devastation from harsh weather conditions, having experienced some of the worst bushfires on record, extreme dust storms across New South Wales, flash flooding in Queensland and long periods of drought.

Glass recycling: The potential to ‘shatter’ the market

With glass and glass product manufacturers making up nearly a third of the sand and gravel market in 2018-19, producers have increasingly used recycled glass materials in their processes, reducing demand for silica sand from the industry.

Unnaturally round rock spheres are perfectly natural

  Round balls of rock, known as concretions, have washed up on Canada’s Arctic shoreline.

Weir Minerals commits to cutting carbon emissions

Weir Minerals will source renewable energy for its New South Wales and Queensland operations after signing a deal with ENGIE.

Boral teams up with UTS to research low carbon concrete

Boral and the University of Technology Sydney have formed a five-year partnership to accelerate the research, development and commercialisation of low carbon concrete.

Water management in the extractive industries

Pressure is on extractive operators globally to employ technologies that reuse water responsibly. Business development managers for a sand washing manufacturer discuss the challenges, costs and logistics of developing a washing plant that satisfies local and international regulations.

Quarry-spec machines excel in shipping, rail loading

  An ASX-listed bulk materials and logistics giant with expertise in mine and port solutions has in recent years enjoyed …

Alex Fraser: A year in review

In 2019, Alex Fraser Group, one of Australia’s largest recycled aggregates producers, officially flicked the switch on two glass recycling and sustainable asphalt plants at its Laverton site. Damian Christie spoke to Peter Murphy about the site’s recycled aggregate operations on the first anniversary of the opening.

Collision avoidance with ifm O3M sensor system

 
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Products

Ambiguities identified in Queensland’s industrial manslaughter laws

A law expert has pointed out several ambiguities in language used in the Queensland Government’s new industrial manslaughter laws that will make the prosecution of senior officers for health and safety negligence in the quarrying and mining sectors problematic.

Local manufacturing pays off with helical bevel gearmotor sales

Bonfiglioli’s agitating applications, which offer a whole suite of locally assembled solutions, have recently been taken up by numerous quarries in Australia and New Zealand.

No problem with the curve: Rail running conveyor solutions

Larger quarries are increasingly looking for economical solutions to transporting aggregates from the face to the crushing circuit. A proposed curved rail running conveyor may yet provide an alternative to conventional transport by dump trucks and off-road vehicles.

Latest Reviews

Unnaturally round rock spheres are perfectly natural

  Round balls of rock, known as concretions, have washed up on Canada’s Arctic shoreline.

Researchers find nature’s building blocks resemble cubes

We might not be living in a world made of Lego, but a team of researchers have discovered rocks and icebergs form cube-like shapes when they are broken down.

Easter Island statues just the ‘tip of the iceberg’

Archaeologists from the University of California (UCLA) have discovered the Easter Island heads have intact bodies hidden beneath the surface of the island.

Remains of a Brisbane volcano hidden in plain sight

Brisbane’s 226-million-year-old tuff rock has been used throughout the city’s various construction projects, but it also hides a destructive past.

Education

A modified version of the Trust Equation

Mike Cameron has previously discussed the Trust Equation, and how it plays a significant role in building an organisational culture of belief and confidence. He applies his own variation of the equation to Australian working conditions.

Key account planning: Establishing the profile of an ‘ideal’ customer

Achieving new sales of your business product or service solutions requires care and finesse, especially in lean times. Mike Cameron explains what makes a ‘good’ customer and how producers can use that profile to achieve mutually beneficial ends.

Holcim announces job vacancy for NSW/ACT General Manager of Aggregates

Holcim is seeking a candidate with strong experience in the aggregates industry to fill a the critical role as General Manager for the aggregates division in NSW/ACT.

Quarries hit virtual classrooms amid COVID-19 lockdown

The Shelly Company has introduced a virtual quarry tour for primary school students in the United States as an alternative method to its hands-on quarry education program.

Coronavirus protection: Tips for aggregates producers

  Coronavirus has undoubtedly taken industries globally by surprise. However, as Kevin Garcia explains, well prepared teams in the aggregates …

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