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‘Dome Rising’, one of Katomski’s sculptures, utilising marble from the Vermont Quarry Project.

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Art gives defunct quarries new life

A US artist has breathed new life into disused quarries through her exhibition of collages, sketches and watercolours. Read more »
A UK resident is working ‘tooth and nail’ to uncover the location of a quarry where a prehistoric hippo tooth was discovered.

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Further digging needed for fossil location

Mystery surrounds the original location of a prized fossilised hippo tooth that was purportedly discovered in a UK quarry in 1958. Read more »
Boral has confirmed it has sold the construction and quarrying arm of its business in the US. Image courtesy: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/99781513@N04/12480206713/" target="_blank">Flickr | Scott Lewis</a>

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Boral sells US arm of quarrying, concrete business

Boral has ‘agreed’ to sell its North American concrete and quarrying business, it confirmed in a company statement earlier this month. Read more »
A ruling on a quarry proposal in Canada poses some interesting questions for the industry at large. Image courtesy: <a href="https://bit.ly/2kdavkf" Target="_blank">Flicker | Blogtrepreneur</a>

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North American ruling poses questions for national sovereignty

A recent ruling that overturned a US company’s quarry application in Canada has raised concerns a free trade agreement allegedly ‘bypasses’ traditional sovereign law. Read more »
A once active sand quarry (boundary outlined in red) in Cambridge, New Zealand is back on the market as the rest of the country debates the merits of more quarrying.

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Looming gravel shortage may crush future projects

Concerns of an impending aggregates shortage in New Zealand are throwing uncertainty on the viability of several projects. Read more »
The first Responsible Mining Index report identifies areas in which large mining companies can improve. Image courtesy: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/astrid/37929475034/" target="_blank">Astrid Westvang</a>

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Responsible Mining Index goes online

A report that details how some of the world’s largest companies meet environmental, social and economic expectations has been released. Read more »
Construction history tales have been brought to life in a series of children’s books.

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Children’s books highlight company’s rich history

A construction company director has received acclaim for her work on multiple children's books. Read more »
The Z40 electric vehicle has been recently released to the public.

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‘World first’ all-battery-powered haul truck unveiled

An international earthmoving vehicle manufacturer has unveiled the ‘first ever’ all-battery-powered underground haul truck. Read more »
The Wagner Group, which recently was listed on the ASX, has released its latest financial results.

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Wagner reports increased earnings

The Wagner Group, the Toowoomba-based family building materials company, has announced that its profit and earnings have significantly increased in the first half of 2018. Read more »
Boral’s hefty global profits for the second half of 2017 have been largely attributed to the success of Boral Australia.

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Homefront success underpins Boral’s increased global earnings

Australia’s “strong operating results” have largely contributed to Boral Limited’s significant increase in profits in the second half of 2017. Read more »
A photography exhibition specifically dedicated to quarries has recently gone on display.

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Art exhibition pays tribute to quarries

An international photographer’s ‘fascination’ with quarries has recently been exhibited at a contemporary art gallery in the US. Read more »
Fossils that were found in a quarry in the 20th century have recently been identified as a new species of reptile over 200 million years old.

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200 million year old species found in quarry

Fossilised remains discovered in an idle limestone pit in Wales nearly 70 years ago have recently been identified as a new species of ancient reptile. Read more »


 


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