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New Products

Side seals to prevent product contamination -

Nepean Rubber’s side seals help to prevent product contamination during the screening process.

Intelligent greasing system -

Major Furnace has developed a self-contained intelligent greasing system for large jaw crushers.

Efficient primary stage water treatment system -

CDE Global’s AquaCycle thickener offers efficient primary stage water treatment specifically for quarry, sand and recycling processes.

Heavy-duty trucks for B-double applications -

While Cat Trucks’ latest offering has been specifically designed for B-double applications, the CT630S can also cope with heavy-duty tasks.

Slip-resistant planking -

Locker Group’s Gripspan grating is a safety-conscious flooring system assembled from long, lightweight planks.

In-Depth

Environment award opens new doors for quarry manager -

Past IQA award recipient Peter Allitt undertook a study trip to Sweden after being recognised in 2012 for his work in promoting environmental care in the workplace. He relates why he found this experience invaluable for his professional development and why other IQA members should also consider applying for the awards.
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News

State govt funds quarry’s new excavation technique -

A sand quarry has received government funding to support its expansion and transition to an excavation technique that would significantly reduce its water use.

Quarry expansion approved despite ‘hysteria’ -

Despite community “hysteria”, a quarry has succeeded in gaining approval to increase its extraction rate.

Housing activity contributes to strong Boral comeback -

Improving conditions in the residential construction sector have contributed towards a significant profit hike for Boral as it recovers from losses in 2013.

Woody ‘clumps’ may improve quarry rehabilitation -

Local research has indicated that woody material could play a part in helping reptiles and mammals successfully recolonise rehabilitated mine sites – including quarries.

Tiny snail named after cement giant -

A new species of snail found near a quarry has been named after the site’s operator – global cement giant Lafarge.

The next 30 years – reflections and the future -

“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.”  The witches from Macbeth, you may ask? No, it’s Dugald Gray channelling the dark arts of forecasting to predict how quarrying may develop over the next 30 years. Subscription required.

Editor's Comment

Does our approach to quarry rehabilitation require a rethink? -

Traditionally, state governments have collected monies from rehabilitation bonds paid by quarry companies at the commencement of operations. However, as Damian Christie reflects, perhaps a new approach being implemented in Western Australia and considered in Queensland needs to be expanded nationally - to create more sustainable outcomes in the long term and to improve the industry's environmental credentials.

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