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The idle Bridge Street Quarry is the site of the proposed Quarry Gardens in Toowoomba.

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International experts consult on Toowoomba gardens project

A New Zealand ‘quarry garden’ has been promoted as a ‘template’ for converting a disused Toowoomba site into botanical gardens. Read more »
The quarry industry is benefiting from the historical Victorian Parliament House building’s makeover.

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Iconic stone restoration project moves into next phase

Stone from two local quarries is being used to restore Victoria’s iconic Parliament House, with the role of the industry in the 10-year-plus project being heralded by the legislative establishment. Read more »
The art deco Empire Theatre, in Toowoomba, was a “welcome change from the usual cold and uninviting convention centres”.

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Toowoomba meeting showcases growth, new talent

IQA has hailed its 60th annual conference in Toowoomba as a great success that showcased the region’s infrastructure growth and utilised local support and talent. Damian Christie highlights the key moments. Read more »
The idle Bridge Street Quarry is the site of the proposed Quarry Gardens in Toowoomba.

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Quarry Gardens plan revived after decade in wilderness

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has committed $250,000 towards a feasibility study to transform an idle quarry on the outskirts of Toowoomba into first-class parkland. Read more »
ABC Bullion will produce the Melbourne Cup trophy from 2016.

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Melbourne Cup a piece of Aussie gold

As the country prepares for the Melbourne Cup, a local supplier has revealed how the iconic trophy is mined, refined and manufactured in Australia. Read more »
The cup marks found at Kaizer Hill quarry appear to be evidence of early large-scale tool manufacture.

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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 »
A chainsaw blade tipped with diamond cutting segments is one of the tools used to quarry Portland dimension stone. Image courtesy: <em>Dorset Echo.</em>

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Urban encroachment doesn’t stop quarry

An innovative underground quarry operation has allowed valuable dimension stone to be extracted while urban life continues above. Read more »
Lake Purdilla is estimated to contain 87 million tonnes of gypsum with 91 per cent purity.

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Gypsum deposit offers high quarry potential

An exploration company is seeking an operator to quarry what is said to be a state’s largest undeveloped gypsum deposit. Read more »
An ancient sand resource has been discovered at Stoney Pinch Quarry.

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Quarry uncovers potential sand jackpot

A quarry operator has discovered an ancient sand resource at its site, which could potentially provide an economic boost for the region. Read more »
The new library features a drill core viewing area.

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New rock drill core library opens

A newly constructed, state of the art facility will soon provide access to more than 100 years of geological information. Read more »
Researchers compared 50 samples from the Baia underwater city against eight white marble varieties sourced from the best Mediterranean marble quarries of the Roman era. Image courtesy: Michela Ricca et al.

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Researchers uncover source of ancient marble

The cultural significance of an ancient Roman city has been highlighted by new research that identifies the source of its buildings’ marble. Read more »
The Quarry Amphitheatre is now a popular outdoor venue for concerts and other stage productions.

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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 »


 

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