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Two workers scale the cliffs of the quarry to remove any clutter that could harm quarry workers. Image courtesy: The New York Times.

News
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 Aveling-Barford SY shuttle dumper, which Rock Products workers have nicknamed a ‘pie cart’.

Load & Haul
Keep on keeping on: in praise of old gear

While a number of well-loved, classic machines are stored or displayed around Australia and New Zealand today, there can’t be many quarries where they are still operated alongside modern equipment. Alan Titchall reports. Read more »
Villa Maria’s award-winning McDiarmid Hill vineyard, as pictured from the entrance to Patutahi Quarry.

News
Good neighbours: A story of fine wine and lime

It’s not often you come across a situation in which the quarry neighbour gratefully appreciates any dust coming their way. Alan Titchall explains. Subscription required. Read more »
The 1.2mx 3m vibrating screen was called a Ty-Rock screen when it was bought in 1943.

Then & Now
‘Workhorse’ still hard at work – after 73 years

A vibrating screen remains an important part of an aggregates operation more than 70 years after its purchase. Subscription required. Read more »
The cup marks found at Kaizer Hill quarry appear to be evidence of early large-scale tool manufacture.

News
Ancient quarry captures civilisation’s cultural evolution

A primitive quarry that was recently uncovered is believed to be evidence of shifting attitudes at a time when civilisation was moving towards agricultural practices. Read more »
Todd Kalajzich on assignment for Ready Mix Contracting Division SA in Roxby Downs quarry.

Then & Now
The Kalajzich legacy: 85 years in the making

The Australian quarrying industry has always been collegial and tight-knit. It is unsurprising that for some, quarrying runs deep in their blood – as father and son Alby and Todd Kalajzich can attest. Subscription required. Read more »
The Quarry Amphitheatre is now a popular outdoor venue for concerts and other stage productions.

News
Limestone quarry’s second life

A former quarry that is now used for performing arts and other local events once played a prominent role in the development of a major Australian city. Read more »
Researchers believe they now know how the bluestones at Stonehenge were quarried and transported.

News
Research chips away at Stonehenge mystery

Researchers claim to have discovered more about the ancient quarrying techniques behind the creation of Stonehenge while excavating two quarries they believe yielded the mysterious monument’s iconic stones. Read more »
Brett Worner was the manager of Hanson’s Kulnura Quarry on the NSW Central Coast.

Then & Now
Brett Worner: a productive life

The IQA’s New South Wales branch was saddened earlier this year to lose Brett Worner, one of the industry’s brightest stars and a member of the Hunter sub-branch committee. Greg Thomson reflects on Brett’s life and his contribution to the IQA. Subscription required. Read more »
CCSU Professor Kenneth Feder believes the ancient soapstone quarry captures the moment when industry shifted to ceramic technology. Source: The CCSU Courier.

News
Ancient quarry offers clues on cultural shift

An ancient quarry is believed to provide a snapshot of the moment when industry adopted new technology for cooking vessel manufacturing. Read more »
The restoration project for Victoria’s Parliament House is using Australian bluestone and sandstone.

News
Aussie stone sourced for iconic restoration project

Dimension stone has been sourced from two local quarries to restore an iconic government building. Read more »
The original Barmac crusher on permanent display at the entrance to the Kiwi Point Quarry, Ngauranga Gorge, Wellington. (Source: Louise Foord, History New Zealand)

Crushing
Crushing stone with stone: Bryan Bartley, Jim Macdonald and the Barmac crusher

The Barmac crusher – the first of the industry’s vertical shaft impact crushers – is today a mainstay of the quarrying industry. But who were the extraordinary men behind the Barmac? Louise Foord and Neil Clayton pay tribute to two of the New Zealand quarrying industry’s legends, including Bryan Bartley, who passed away earlier this year. Subscription required. Read more »


 

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