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Surface drill offers easy operation, high-quality drilling -

Notable for its efficiency and serviceability, the PowerROC T45 is suitable for construction and quarrying applications.

Plant combines screening, washing, stockpiling -

The M5500 is CDE Global’s latest development in sand washing plants.

Jaw crusher delivers efficiency -

Powerscreen is set to unveil the latest development in its mobile crushing and screening equipment range: the Premiertrak 600. 

Jaw crusher aided by pre-screen -

The QJ341+ jaw crusher comes with a double-deck pre-screen as standard.

Portable plant offers big capabilities -

Ease of access is the key feature of the new CRC1150S portable closed circuit plant.


Melbourne the focal point for innovation -

CMIC16 – the sixth joint CCAA/IQA conference – could not have been more relevant at a time of political upheaval globally. As Damian Christie reports, while many of the innovations forecast could transform the construction materials industry, they also posed questions about their impact on the present and future extractive workforce. Subscription required.


Dust pollution to be monitored in real time -

As a 'modern' alternative to examining dust deposits, a planning and environmental authority will work with the operator to conduct dust monitoring in real time at the Albion Park quarry.

Denied sand operator lodges appeal -

An extractive operator has announced it is appealing a decision by the Sunshine Coast Council that rejected its application to build a sand quarry operation.

Former quarry given new luxury address -

A disused bluestone quarry located in Orange will be the setting for an upcoming luxury waterfront residential estate.

Report provides insight into lubricants market -

The international lubricants market for mining and quarrying is expected to grow steadily from 2017 to 2021, despite a flat global market.

More tombs discovered on ancient site -

Excavations at an ancient sandstone site in Egypt have unearthed up to a dozen tombs.

Fuel efficiency: how to make additional savings -

Keeping fuel costs low has never been easier. With optimised engines and hydraulic systems, “smart” drill rigs can already reduce fuel consumption by up to 30 per cent. However, thanks to adjustable functions for hole flushing, dust collection and dust binding with water mist, operators can potentially save an extra 20 per cent reduction on fuel. Subscription required.

Editor's Comment

Will 2017 be the “crunch” year for construction activity? -

Although there are some signs 2017 is 'crunch time' for the industry, Damian Christie says stakeholders need to get on board. 

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