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According to the The Mining Matrix, the image of mining is one of the four core trends that can help restore pride in the industry.

News
Report urges mining to ditch its ‘dirty’ image

A think tank has called for the overhauling of the ‘dirty image’ in mining – and by extension quarrying – as a way out of the social impasse that is stifling growth and productivity. Read more »

Case Studies
The Digital Quarry: An integrated technical approach

Is a 20 per cent overall productivity improvement possible in a quarry, and if so how could it be brought about? Steve Franklin outlines how a Queensland quarry operation successfully implemented a series of technological advances that dramatically raised its productivity. Read more »
Natasha Reifschneider (left) in the field.

Case Studies
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 »

Conveying
Minimising conveyor wear, damage and noise

How to ensure your conveyors remain in productive, working order without disrupting your neighbours - and without compromising your operation. Read more »

Screens & Feeders
Optimising screening performance through screen media design

The efficiency of screening processes is influenced by the choice of suitable screen media. The key to optimisation is the individual, process-orientated set-up of the screen media. Suppliers can offer this advice through a screen performance assessment and technical support. Read more »

Screens & Feeders
Feeders ensure continuous pre-crushed sandstone flow

How two heavy-duty vibratory feeders are quickly moving crushed sandstone out of an extractive operation. Read more »

Screens & Feeders
Checking the amplitude of a vibrating screen

Why checking the shape of your screen's vibratory motion can affect its longevity. Read more »
Even once a quarry is active after planning and environmental approvals, mining lease compliance presents a new lot of challenges.

Geology
A broader view of compliance obligations

Compliance never stops in the quarrying industry. As Simon Ball explains, even when operators have satisfied their planning and environmental approvals, there are numerous, ongoing compliance issues that require attention. Read more »

Screens & Feeders
Best practices, advances in screen customisation

Three industry professionals explain what aggregate operators should do to optimise their screen plant processes, raise productivity, generate higher outputs and save costs. Tina Grady Barbaccia reports. Read more »

Screens & Feeders
Managing underperforming vibrating screens

Opinions and emphasis placed on vibrating screens varies from person to person and from site to site. However, given they are the last machines to process material, their importance is clear. What is not clear is how to get a screen running well and keeping it that way. Darren Toth reports. Read more »

Crushing
Three reasons for oversized rocks in the primary crusher feed

Oversized aggregate in the primary feed crusher can be incredibly disruptive at the start of any crushing circuit. Adrian Imre discusses the three critical factors that can prevent blockage in the primary feed. Read more »
Defining your reserves is not that scary!

Geology
Need help defining your reserves?

A month after reviewing an article he wrote nearly two decades ago about the geologist’s role in the valuation of quarry reserves, Bill Langer describes how such reserves should be classified and defined today … Read more »


 

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