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The surface of Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit for its F1 Grand Prix derives from the same greywacke aggregate being studied to understand how life could occur on other planets.

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Formula One aggregates point to life on Mars

Rocks that originated from a quarry in England’s south-west are currently being studied to help scientists understand how life could occur on other planets. Read more »
Sixty-six years on, the son of a miner killed in an accident has erected a monument in his memory. Image courtesy: The Mirror.

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A memorial 66 years in the making

A group of men who did not survive a mining accident 66 years ago have been honoured with a monument launched in their names. Read more »
A luxury quarry hotel is expected to open mid-2018. Image courtesy: China Plus.

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Sneak peak of luxury quarry hotel

A five-star luxury hotel that has been embedded into a deep, disused quarry’s rock face has been unveiled ahead of its anticipated May 2018 opening. Read more »
How a proposed ‘eco’ residential dwelling transformed from an abandoned stone quarry may look upon completion.

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'Eco’ quarry house nominated for award

An architectural firm that has submitted a proposal to design an ‘eco’ house built within an existing quarry void has subsequently been nominated for a prestigious design award. Read more »
The art deco Empire Theatre, in Toowoomba, was a “welcome change from the usual cold and uninviting convention centres”.

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Toowoomba meeting showcases growth, new talent

IQA has hailed its 60th annual conference in Toowoomba as a great success that showcased the region’s infrastructure growth and utilised local support and talent. Damian Christie highlights the key moments. Subscription required. Read more »
Canadian researchers have developed spray-on, quake-resistant concrete. Image courtesy: UBC.

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‘Earthquake-resistant’ concrete developed

New spray-on cement may hold the key to earthquake-proofing existing buildings, researchers in Canada have proposed. Read more »
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, pictured with Deborah Woodrup (Caterpillar) and Michael Benic (Hanson), happily posed for pictures.

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Toowoomba meeting showcases growth, new talent

The IQA has hailed its 60th annual conference in Toowoomba as a great success that showcased the region’s infrastructure growth and utilised local support and talent. Read more »
Bowers Quarry is located in England’s southern coast and will host a monument dedicated to biodiversity. Image courtesy: Albion Stone.

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Tourist attraction to open on active site

More than a decade after being approved, an innovative tourist monument is set to open at a stone quarry and mine site in 2020. Read more »
Archaeologists have discovered evidence that shows how the Egyptians built the Great Pyramid of Giza in approximately 2600 BC. Image courtesy: The Daily Mail.

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Ancient scroll highlights pyramid construction

An ancient papyrus scroll recently discovered in Egypt is believed to have revealed how ancient Egyptians transported limestone to build the Great Pyramid of Giza. Read more »
A disused, flooded quarry in Scotland plays host to the World Stone Skimming Championships. Image courtesy: Brendan O’Hara.

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Disused site hosts unique, global competition

The 20th World Stone Skimming Championships, held annually in a flooded, disused quarry on a remote Scottish island, brought in more than 800 participants and spectators from all around the world this year. Read more »
Two workers scale the cliffs of the quarry to remove any clutter that could harm quarry workers. Image courtesy: The New York Times.

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History of marble brought to light

The demand for marble currently fuelled by the Middle East has brought the rich back story of the marble-producing quarries of Italy back into the spotlight. Read more »
The 2017 Steinexpo brought in 12 per cent more visitors than its last exhibition.

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Outdoor exhibition delivers record numbers

Organisers and suppliers have delivered live demonstrations of new plant and equipment to the largest audience yet at the 10th Steinexpo. Read more »


 


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