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Stamping out negative attitudes, practices in the 'fair go' era

The IQA conference in Toowoomba in October highlighted the great strides that the IQA and the extractive industry is taking to encourage more women and young people into the sector. However, as Damian Christie remarks, there are still concerning signs that the safety of all workers risks being compromised so long as old, ingrained attitudes and lack of workplace flexibility linger. Read more »
In June this year, Landair Surveys measured stockpile volumes at a Brooklyn quarry.

Editor's Desk
Survey technology for volume determination

Recently there has been much discussion about new technologies for mapping and volume determination on quarry sites but how good are these technologies? Erik Birzulis explains the results of research his company conducted to test various technologies to determine stockpile volumes. Read more »
Between each blast, a 22-tonne excavator with bucket and chains crawls over the shot rock to raise and relocate the mats for the next blast.

Drill & Blast
Alpine blasting and quarrying

Most quarrying activities on average occur around 10 or more metres below sea level. However, as Damian Christie discovered, blasting and excavation can occur nearly 2000 metres above sea level too. He journeyed to Mount Hotham to see alpine quarrying in motion. Read more »
The VS75RR could be described as the “baby brother” of the Auspactor line-up.

Crushing
Home-grown VSI provides cutting edge at Jugiong Quarry

A regional quarry operation continues to punch above its weight with the aid of a home-grown cutting edge development in vertical shaft impact crushers. Damian Christie reports. Read more »
Damian Christie, Editor of Quarry Magazine

Editor's Desk
When will it be time for uniform mine safety laws?

After a decade of deliberation by the Commonwealth, states and territories and the mining and extractive industries, the country is no closer to devising a uniform regime for mine health and safety. The question Damian Christie poses is this: if now isn't the time, then when will it be? Read more »


 

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