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Residents living by the Yaldhurst quarry have raised dust health concerns. Image courtesy: Stuff.co.nz

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Residents ‘wearing masks’ against quarry dust

After years of complaints, residents near a New Zealand quarry have had their worst concerns confirmed – its dust emissions may pose a serious long-term health risk. Read more >>
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Lafarge Holcim has, to the consternation of some European politicians, expressed interest in building the Trump Administration’s controversial US-Mexico border wall. Image courtesy: Deutsche Well.

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Multinational ‘ready to sell’ cement for US-Mexico wall

Global cement maker LafargeHolcim – the USA’s largest cement producer – is ready and willing to sell cement for the Trump Administration’s controversial US-Mexico border wall project, despite raised concerns in Europe. Read more >>
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Project AME is the ‘world’s first’ 3D-printed excavator.

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‘First-ever’ 3D-printed excavator unveiled

A fully functional, full size 3D-printed excavator has made its debut at CONEXPO-CONAGG 2017 in Las Vegas. Read more >>
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The 3000-year-old, 8m tall statue is believed to depict Pharaoh Ramses II. Image courtesy: NBC News.

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‘Submerged,' millennium-old statue unveiled

Archaeologists have discovered a 3000-year-old Egyptian quartzite statue, described as one of the ‘most important’ discoveries ever made. Read more >>
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A drone is said to have captured evidence of a company allegedly contaminating a quarry.

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Drone captures possible waste contamination

Photographs from a drone appear to have captured a company illegally filling an abandoned quarry with waste residue. Read more >>
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Sixty per cent of NZ quarry supervisors have not updated their certificates of competence.

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Supervisors fail verbal safety exam

According to industry groups, 60 per cent of New Zealand quarry supervisors are failing an exam that certifies them to safely run a site. Read more >>
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The disused quarry site lies underneath the city of Paris. Image courtesy: The Guardian.

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New life in ‘dead’ underground quarries

According to reports, 300km of underground tunnels and disused quarries could play a significant role in Paris’s re-development plans. Read more >>
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The 12 tombs discovered included animal and juvenile remains. Image courtesy: Lund University.

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More tombs discovered on ancient site

Excavations at an ancient sandstone site in Egypt have unearthed up to a dozen tombs. Read more >>
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According to a new report, the lubricants market for the quarrying and mining sectors will see growth in the coming years.

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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. Read more >>
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Prisoners carried 50kg granite blocks up 186 steps carved into the face of the quarry.

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Braving the 186 steps

A collection of harrowing images released by the German Federal Archive earlier this month has given the public further insight into the horrors at Mauthausen, Austria’s largest concentration camp. Read more >>
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NewCo will incorporate Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business, which includes drill rigs.

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Rock excavation division to become new company

Atlas Copco's Australian office insists it’s 'business as usual' after the parent company announced it will establish a new, second entity for its mining, rock excavation and construction tools divisions. Read more >>
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According to a research paper, automation could eliminate traditional mining jobs in the next decade.

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Report warns automation could kill off labour

A research paper by two international bodies has forecast that an escalation in the automation of mines and quarries will mean fewer workers in 10 to 15 years’ time. Read more >>
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