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Figure 1. Side profile of the Uni tronic blasted rock pile.

Drill & Blast
The Effects of Accelerated Blast Timing on Primary Crusher Throughput

Can a blast using accelerated initiation timing provide quarries with enough data to make significant production improvements in throughput? Reza Ghaemi, Frank Santoro and Alan Tucker explore the results of a trial at the Lake Cooper Quarry, in Victoria’s north west. Read more »
The PowerROC uses the COP logic drilling control sytem to adjust drilling parameters in real time.

Drill & Blast
Surface driller goes back to basics

As part of a major product line overhaul, the PowerROC drill rig retains the simplicity of a manually operated rig - but boasts the electronics, sensors and the modern look and feel of its ROC “family” counterparts.  Read more »
Xcel's new Sandvik' DP1100i drill was first commissioned at Higginsville gold mine, in WA's eastern goldfields, in March 2011.

Industry News
Quarry contractor opts for new drilling technology

Western Australia’s fastest growing quarry drilling contractor is investing heavily in the latest drilling technology to maintain its leadership position. Read more »
Sandvik's DI550.

Industry News
Compact drill rig for smaller quarries

ConExpo-ConAgg 2011 in Las Vegas in March this year marked the launch in North America of the DI550, the first of Sandvik’s latest generation of down-the-hole (DTH) drill rigs. Read more »
A quarry scape as seen before a wet blast.

Drill & Blast
Assessing water influence on drop cut blasting

Water is an all too often overlooked parameter in the blast design process and can, in turn, negatively impact the other blasting parameters. Shane Slaughter explains the roles of water and blast design and how water influence can be mitigated. Read more »
Three Chinese officials inspect a completed road construction project - or do they?

The Odd Rock: The road inspection that wasn’t

Chinese provincial officials have been left red-faced after a photo of a road inspection went viral. Read more »
Downwell’s recycling operation includes a QJ340

Demolition contractor lets rip at the movies

A UK demolition contractor has commenced a prestigious six month contract to strip out and dismantle world famous studio buildings previously inhabited by pop culture icons Harry Potter, James Bond, Darth Vader, Batman, the Joker and Sherlock Holmes. Read more »
An 'a 'a lava flow from Kilauea Volcano. A Geologist shields his face from the heat with a gloved hand

Geology Talk
L is for Lava

In his continuing alphabetical ruminations on quarrying terms, Bill Langer focuses on lava, a term whose origins are rooted as much in water as in fire. Read more »
Matthew Wright (left) accepts the Caterpillar Award at CMIC 10 at Jupiters Gold Coast, October 2010

IQA industry awards open the door for professional development

The 2010 award recipients Stuart Scott and Matthew Wright reflect on how the industry awards have assisted them with their professional development. Read more »

Editor's Desk
Adapting to life on the carbon express …

As Quarry goes to press, the Federal Government is set to announce the framework of its controversial carbon tax. While the tax covers the nation’s “500 biggest polluters” and may exempt most quarries from paying tax per tonne of carbon emissions generated, it will impose additional electricity and fuel costs.

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The range of Bendix brake fluids

High Performance Brake fluid

The brake manufacturer Bendix has launched a new range of Bendix DOT3 and DOT4 brake fluids featuring an advanced formula for optimum performance.

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The future looks bright with large resource and infrastructure projects in the pipeline

Future growth, cost pressures for engineering, construction

The Australian Industry Group/Australian Constructors Association (ACA) Construction Outlook survey for 2012 has forecast stronger growth for engineering and commercial construction in 2011 and 2012. Read more »


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