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A Blondin carrying workers in Rubislaw Quarry, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Then & Now
The inspiring heights of yesteryear

Before modern day quarries conceived of loaders to carry tonnes of crushed rock from place to place, there was the Blondin. Read more »
Quarries, such as this pit in Tamil Nadu, India, can be suitable storage places for city water supplies.

In my back yard - please!

This year Bill Langer has discussed some of the environmentally friendly uses of aggregate. This month he describes sustainable options for the use of the voids left behind after gravel is mined ... Read more »

Soap Box
Cathy Giblin: On the road less travelled

Cathy Giblin is co-ordinator of the IQA’s Women in Quarrying (WIQ) network in South Australia. She recalls life before quarrying, her enthusiasm for the environment, her diverse experiences in the industry and what the WIQ means for her. Read more »
Chris Cooke (left) is congratulated by David Cilento.

Education award attracts high calibre submissions

The Australian Institute of Quarrying Education Foundation (AIQEF) funds the IQA’s annual Alex Northover Award of $2500. Read more »
The KTZ411 can reduce pump maintenance and improve water handling on-site.

Maintenance Products
Submersible pumps equipped for dewatering challenges

The ever-changing site topography at a quarry presents a unique dewatering challenge. Submersible pumps offer a flexible solution with a number of cost-saving advantages in terms of installation, maintenance and supervision. Read more »

Sand Processing
Custom, manoeuvrable wash plants with minimal footprints

Bruce Materials Processing Solutions, which in partnership with Lincom Group provides custom-built aggregate and sand washing systems in Australia, has introduced a new catalogue of washing plant tailored to producers’ specific needs. Read more »
Max Innovate’s managing director Fintan McKeever (first from left) inspects a stockpile with two customers.

Sand Processing
Open day showcases new modular wash plant range

Washing equipment specialist McCloskey Washing Systems recently held an open day that highlighted new washing and classifying equipment for both quarrying and recycling applications. Read more »
The AquaCycle thickener at Darwin River Quarries can recycle up to 90 per cent of waste water received.

Sand Processing
Sand washing tech assists top end producer's output

A northern Australian producer has worked closely with CDE Global on a bespoke plant for production of construction and filter sands. Read more »

Sand Processing
Improving, optimising classification cones

A cluster of four 380mm dewatering cyclones, originally lined with 12mm alumina tiles, were sent in to wear solutions provider HMA Group for refurbishment. The producer requested HMA propose methods to increase the service life of the items. Read more »
A Cavex 500CVX hydrocyclone and Enduron VD1538 dewatering screen in action at a site in South Africa.

Sand Processing
The importance of efficient design in fines recovery

Fines recovery is vital to maximising recovery (and dollars) from the available resource, and minimising waste disposal volume and cutting costs. But how much thought goes into designing an efficient fines recovery process? CHRIS LOWE discusses in detail. Read more »

President's Desk
Growing, enhancing the Institute and its people

Clayton Hill wholeheartedly embraces this opportunity and expresses how he feels to be the new president of IQA. Read more »

Editor's Desk
What the Dickens does quarrying have to do with Christmas?

Damian Christie discusses the importance of quarrying/geology and cites links related to this coming holiday season and new year. Read more »


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