Boral to supply Perth’s most sustainable industrial estate

Boral’s Envisia low-carbon concrete has entered the trial phase to test the viability of its use for a new Perth logistics facility.  

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.

Boral to supply Perth’s most sustainable industrial estate

Boral’s Envisia low-carbon concrete has entered the trial phase to test the viability of its use for a new Perth logistics facility.  

Construction industry activity hits 16-year highs

The Ai Group Performance of Construction Index showed an all-time high in March as the HomeBuilder deadline forced a frenzy of project commencements.

‘Tension-free’ maintenance with Gates’ premium v-belts

A ‘set-and-forget’ drive solution was what a lime quarry in New South Wales was looking for when they contacted their …

Charitable trust mounts case in favour of quarry proposal

A local philanthropic charity has defended a quarry proposal considered by its critics to be in direct conflict with the trust’s core values.

Wet classifier turns by-product into valuable material

TPI, a Thailand-based manufacturer and distributor of cement and concrete products, has successfully invested in its first ever wet classification plant, designed and engineered by CDE Global, to recover valuable materials from stockpiles of historic by-product and meet zero waste targets.

Modular screens: The way of the future

The success of any screen in a plant circuit is the quality and the robustness of the screen media. A 30-plus-year veteran talks to Quarry about the latest advances in screen media technology.

Water solutions for the extractive industry

  Xylem’s pumps, treatment equipment and analytical instruments and technologies help mines at every stage in the water management cycle.

NSW regulator to assess quarry water management

The effects of water erosion around New South Wales quarries will be assessed on-site by the state’s Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) in the Northern Rivers, Hunter and Sydney Metro areas.

Solid spherical roller bearing exceeds expectations in sand washing application

  A spherical roller bearing solid-block housed unit has played an integral role in solving a constant bearing problem on …
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Sizing and gaining the most from your mining excavators and haulers

Tips to help you properly size your haulers and excavators, plus ways to ensure you are getting the most of the construction machines you run each day.

Integrated machine control bolsters hazardous rock face

When New Zealand contractor Fulton Hogan was awarded a contract to remediate a steep, unstable rock face overlooking the Port of Otago, it faced a number of challenges to deliver the project safely, within a tight budget, and in a highly visible location.

Washing equipment supplier launches new identity

  McCloskey International has introduced a new brand identity to support the growth and the re-alignment of its washing division …

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Pumice the answer to seabird death mystery

The mysterious deaths of up to three million seabirds in a horrific discovery from 2013 have been partially answered thanks to research from CSIRO.

Quarry which built ancient city of Smyrna found

A 2000 year old Turkish stone quarry has been discovered in the Aegean province of Izmir, thanks to some four-year surface research.

Quarry discovery defies previous beliefs on ancient species

A team of researchers have uncovered the secrets of a 93-million-year-old fossil, uncovered just 9 years ago in a Mexican quarry.

Passing on safety lessons – in the pit and on the water

Editor of Quarry Magazine, Damian Christie, finds his love for sailing akin to the trials of the quarrying industry. As on the high seas, operators across the sector should take extra care in keeping their sites safe, lest they fall to the might of the waves of regulation.

Education

Hillhead Digital announces conference streams for 2021

Hillhead digital has announced a two-day programme for its New Horizons - Building the Recovery conference, as the free online exhibition ramps up at the end of March.

Biennial exhibition postponed but Hillhead Digital stays on schedule

While the United Kingdom’s annual Hillhead exhibition will be postponed for the second year running due to COVID-19, Hillhead Digital will go ahead this March the 30th and 31st.

As heatwaves become more extreme, which jobs are riskiest?

  Heat is more dangerous than the cold in most Australian regions. About two per cent of deaths in Australia …

Pilbara chert the key to life on Mars

  The search for life on Mars has taken a huge step forward, with NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance touching down …

Metso Outotec enhances on-site employee skillsets

Metso Outotec has announced its global training certification program for its field services professionals, which include employees operating at quarry sites.