From pit to pit lakes: could abandoned sites be reborn?

It is believed that up to 90,000 extractive sites are located across Australia today. Academics from the Universities of Monash and Melbourne explain the potential for reviving these sites as vital assets for flood events, water retention and waste management.

Geological tool detects ground activity in abandoned mines

A tool has been developed to detect the geological movement and groundwater flow in abandoned coal mines.

From pit to pit lakes: could abandoned sites be reborn?

It is believed that up to 90,000 extractive sites are located across Australia today. Academics from the Universities of Monash and Melbourne explain the potential for reviving these sites as vital assets for flood events, water retention and waste management.

Feeder stacker boosts efficient stockpiling for projects on the move

McCloskey's new feeder stacker offers enhanced manoeuvrability through its innovative design.

Boral opens door to infrastructure investment: Seven Group Holdings

Seven Group Holdings (SGH) has explained the rationale behind its increased stake in Boral at its 2020 annual general meeting (AGM).

METS companies join forces to push grants

Australian METS companies LarkinSykes Advisory, Stellar Consulting Services and AR Consulting are collaborating to assist METS apply for business incentives.

NSW launches taskforce to boost construction materials manufacturing

A new Manufacturing Renewables Taskforce aims to drive the use of New South Wales materials and support local manufacturers.

Belt cleaning: just deal with it

Why expend any time or effort into cleaning the conveyor belt when it’s only going to become dirty again? As Bradley Owen of Kinder Australia explains, producers that pay close attention to the belt will be able to employ a range of belt cleaning solutions that are cost-effective and enhance the belt’s efficiency.

Strategic ‘on the ground’ efficiency via conveyors assists leading frac sand producer

A North American frac sand producer has achieved significant savings in its bulk handling operations by turning to mobile, stackable conveyors over traditional loading and transport systems.

Mobile jaw proves its mettle in Victorian metro quarry project

A reputable mobile jaw crusher has been incorporated in a local quarry business to help deliver the Mordialloc Freeway project in Victoria. 

Two of seven: Crawler excavators complete Gen 8 series

Since the beginning of 2019, Liebherr has launched seven crawler excavator models under 50 tonnes.
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Mobile dust suppression unit impresses in the field

A fast and effective mobile dust suppression solution for quarrying has emerged from the thoughtful collaboration of two local companies. Nickolas Zakharia reports.

NSW Resources Regulator commences safety roadshows for quarries

The events aim to engage with small mine and quarry operators to provide information on health, safety and other issues …

Fly ash cement promises a greener solution

A new blend of sustainable cement that uses a coal by-product has been developed and poured by the University of Sydney.

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Geological tool detects ground activity in abandoned mines

A tool has been developed to detect the geological movement and groundwater flow in abandoned coal mines.

From pit to pit lakes: could abandoned sites be reborn?

It is believed that up to 90,000 extractive sites are located across Australia today. Academics from the Universities of Monash and Melbourne explain the potential for reviving these sites as vital assets for flood events, water retention and waste management.

Tackling planning challenges to bring new quarries to life

Paul Stewart and Garrett Hall argue the extractive industry will have to be more proactive and consultative in the planning of new quarries if it is to satisfactorily meet the conflicting demands of construction materials supply and environmental responsibility.

Earthquake simulations safeguard heritage buildings in Adelaide

The structures of University of Adelaide is simulating the impacts of earthquakes on some of the city’s oldest buildings to test their structural integrity.

Education

Komatsu Australia MD to deliver live address on inclusion, diversity to IQs worldwide

The 2020 IQ Caernarfon Award recipient Sean Taylor will be presenting on his company's Say Again? campaign to all Institute of Quarrying branches across the globe in a live webinar on 9 November.

Finalising the key account planning process

In this final article on the Key Account Planning process, Mike Cameron outlines how sales and marketing personnel should ‘close the deal’ with a client, taking into account their sales objectives, stop signs and alternative position proposals.

Brisbane company first to be convicted of industrial manslaughter

Workplace fatalities are tragic and devastating events. In order to reflect the seriousness of these incidents, some jurisdictions across Australia have amended their work health and safety laws to establish the offence of industrial manslaughter, where the negligent conduct by a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) or officers causes the death of a worker.

Western Australia updates silica workplace exposure standards

The Western Australian Government has followed the lead of Australia’s eastern states to deliver new workplace exposure standards for silica and coal dust.

Tier 2 quarry managers required to meet new criteria: NSW Resources Regulator

The transitional period for the New South Wales Resources Regulator’s three-tiered scheme for quarry managers has now ended, with new applicants to be assessed on new criteria.