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Acton Quarry in Ontario has received what is said to be the world’s first social and environmental responsibility certificate.

Quarry receives ‘world first’ responsibility certificate

The global quarry industry appears to be increasing its focus on sustainability, with one quarry receiving what is said to be the world’s first social and environmental responsibility certification. Read more »
Researchers compared 50 samples from the Baia underwater city against eight white marble varieties sourced from the best Mediterranean marble quarries of the Roman era. Image courtesy: Michela Ricca et al.

Researchers uncover source of ancient marble

The cultural significance of an ancient Roman city has been highlighted by new research that identifies the source of its buildings’ marble. Read more »
MinEx is encouraging operators of small, unregistered quarries to identify themselves for safety education.

Safety council on hunt for small, unregistered quarries

The New Zealand extractive industry is undergoing a wave of health and safety reform after four workplace fatalities, three of which occurred in quarries. Read more »


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