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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 »
A bird’s eye view of Boral Dunmore Quarry.

Case Studies
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 »

Drill & Blast
'Mohr' muscle, fragmentation, less emissions in Braeside trials

Blast trials at a southern Queensland quarry have delivered encouraging results for a potentially safer, environmentally friendlier explosive. Braeside Quarries owner Joanne Payne discusses the possible benefits of the award-winning crumbed rubber product for the extractive industry. Read more »

Case Studies
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 »
For 30 years, laser-based measuring and mapping systems, such as the Quarryman Pro laser, have supported safety, efficiency and productivity in the quarrying industry.

Case Studies
Alliance creates opportunity to enhance blast practices

A consultancy to the quarrying industry has collaborated with a multinational engineering technologies group on a blast optimisation project that experimented with the latest laser profiling, 3D face visualisation and blast prediction software. Read more »
Work is a under way to build a completely new hub bridging the south city district Södermalm with Stockholm’s medieval Old Town.

Case Studies
Planned precision: Drilling and blasting in an urban centre

Drilling and blasting in the cramped confines of the centre of a capital city required a steady hand, perfect planning and agile equipment that could do its job accurately. Susanna Lindgren reports on how blasting was successfully conducted in a sensitive environment. Read more »
Six Sigma blasting describes a team-orientated, continuous improvement process.

Drill & Blast
Six Sigma blasting: A team approach

To avoid the chaotic, ill-disciplined drilling and blasting approaches of the past, quarries have adopted a team-based, continuous improvement approach to blasting practices. Anthony Konya explains the Six Sigma process. Read more »
The Merlo Remote Explosive Loading Unit could win Safe Work Australia’s Category 2 award for the best solution to a workplace health and safety issue.

News
Safety innovation companies vie for awards

Finalists in the 8th annual Safe Work Australia Awards have been announced by Rex Hoy, the chief executive officer of Safe Work Australia. Read more »
The Caterpillar MD5150 incorporates a proven rock drill, patented carousel rod changer and new cab.

Case Studies
New Cat track drill reduces cycle time, improves productivity

The new MD5150 tracked dril rig can reduce costs, cycle times and improve productivity. Read more »
The Johnex Ezipump DV is a primer-sensitive pumped emulsified explosive.

Case Studies
Giving back blasting power to the customer

A Western Australian explosives supplier is offering its medium size to large customers a novel solution to planning and controlling their own blasting schedules. Mandy Parry-Jones spoke to Johnex national business manager Kerry Hughes. Read more »
Mainland Civil’s use of a fleet of rock hammers at Infinity Tower was ruled out as impractical.

Case Studies
Blasting challenges in advanced vibration management

A system employed for permanent vibration monitoring in blasting building foundations has positive ramifications for blasting techniques in quarries. Read more »
Mark Dowd (right) was first approached by Peter Allitt for advice on a non-standard blast design.

Case Studies
Blasting close to infrastructure at Bli Bli Quarry

The Bli Bli hard rock quarry, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, is within 2.7km of the city of Nambour and surrounded by the Parklands Forest Reserve. How does a quarry like this plan and design a non-standard blast without disrupting local fauna and flora, the neighbouring community and its own critical infrastructure? Read more »


 

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