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Producer hails new era in recycling of glass fines

Alex Fraser Group, one of the largest recycled aggregates producers in Australia, has announced it is taking its glass recycling one step further by building an improved processing plant at its Laverton facility. Adam Somerscales discusses the company’s plans and vision. Read more »

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Tramp metal removal system cleans up dolomite reserves

Heavy-duty metal detectors and a suspended electromagnet, used to clean up aggregates, have been instrumental in removing ferrous and non-ferrous tramp metals from one of the world’s largest dolomite operations. Read more »
The processing plant for clayey shell limestone at the Mönsheim quarry.

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Twin-shaft mixer increases yield by 25 per cent

Raw materials from a quarry that were previously sent to landfill are now being sold after a twin-shaft mixer was employed to add quicklime to clay-contaminated pre-screened material. This ‘dry process’ has made it possible to completely separate the clay from the rock for processing. Read more »
Natasha Reifschneider (left) in the field.

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Pre-empting the challenges of the dual approvals process

In Victoria, and other jurisdictions around Australia, there is a dual approvals process that quarries must satisfy before they can begin works. Natasha Reifschneider explains how operators can pre-empt delays and mitigate the unnecessary duplication that can arise in council consent conditions. Read more »
The fixed plant arrangement at Blackhead Quarry, on the seaward side of Green Island, near Dunedin.

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Blackhead Quarries: Improving plant flexibility, energy, efficiency and safety

A Kiwi extractive operator has, in collaboration with a multinational supplier and its distributor, upgraded mobile and fixed plant across its operations. Personnel at Blackhead Quarries explain why local expertise and supplies are critical to maintaining continuous production. Read more »

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Crushing circuit benefits from early contractor involvement

Boral has taken a major step towards being able to mine “anywhere and any time” at its Deer Park Quarry in Melbourne, thanks to the installation of an innovative and modern processing plant. Read more »
A bird’s eye view of Boral Dunmore Quarry.

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The new technology suite that saves time in a booming market

For large quarrying operations, consistent quality blast outcomes save time and money. James Dampney outlines how blasting solutions provider Orica has helped Boral Dunmore achieve blasting improvements through integration of its Blast IQ suite of technologies. Read more »
Alec Northover finalists Chris Cooke (left) and Simon Ashman (right) with AIQEF chairman David Cilento.

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Award recognises today's and tomorrow's brightest, best

The Alec Northover Training Award honours the achievements of quarrying professionals that undertake vocational education. The award’s 2017 finalists – Chris Cooke, Simon Ashman and Jolin Evans – discuss how further education has assisted them in the field. Read more »

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Game changing digital drilling tools

A global mining services company, a university and a specialist software firm are collaborating on the development of new digital drilling tools for the mining industry. Read more »
The foam suppression system reduced dust emissions from the fixed plant through the secondaries to the stackers.

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Foam suppression system works its charms on mobile and fixed plant

Controlling dust emissions is a major issue for most sites. For Hutchison Quarries, it was critical for its mobile crushing plant in Glenn Innes, New South Wales and its fixed plant in Warwick, Queensland. The mobile and fixed crushing circuits had become dust hazards. Read more »
The GT200DF features a quarry-spec, heavy-duty K200+ cone crusher design in a highly mobile package.

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Crusher Excels In Hard Rock Trial

Hard Rock Quarries (HRQ), based in the Maryborough hinterland in central Queensland, is a small, family owned construction materials business. It has been operating since 2010 and took over the Maryborough quarry site from previous owners. Read more »
The XR40 XCentric Ripper is put through its paces at R&L Withers’ Wyangle Quarry in Tumut, NSW.

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Less Convention, More Ripping

An economical alternative to drilling and blasting is being hailed for its productivity.
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