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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 »
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 »
Gary Bashford at the site of an active volcano in Antarctica.

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Gary Basford: Between two worlds

Gary Basford’s working life was almost equally divided between first the public service and then private enterprise. In doing so, Gary became a successful, respected representative of both spheres. Doug Prosser delves into the background of this Queensland Fellow. Read more »
Gour Sen: From “mutinous” youth to esteemed mining professor.

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A narrative of perserverance

Major Miner, by Gour Sen (ISBN 978-81-8274-618-3). Available to download on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with iBooks and iTunes. RRP $USD29.95. Read more »
Maykop Nerud’s stationary washing plant has so far processed over 500,000 tonnes of high quality aggregates and sand for Olympic facilities in Sochi.

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Warm Winter Olympics assisted by sand

As infrastructure works escalate in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the sub-tropical Russian city of Sochi, a sand-gravel supplier’s work has also stepped up. Read more »
An aggregate pile being wetted by an external water source at Holcim’s Nickol Bay Quarry.

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Managing sand supply to Barrow Island

To protect its flora and fauna, Western Australia’s Barrow Island has strict quarantine practices for the importation of plant, equipment and building materials. Mary Rose Sidgwick explains how Holcim Australia demonstrated that its supply chain minimises risks to an acceptable level. Read more »
The Victorian Department of Primary Industries claims that mineral sand production is set to expand

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VIC mineral sands industry to grow

The state of Victoria needs to market itself as a leading producer of mineral sands and as a viable destination for exploration, reversing perceptions that it had little to offer in terms of exploration, says one highly-placed department official. Read more »

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Integrated surveying system overcomes dam challenges

Inland from the world-famous Gold Coast, the integration of 3D scanning and GNSS satellite technology helped to revolutionise survey work on the newly completed Hinze Dam project. Read more »


 

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