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Franklin’s owner Frank Beyette plans to transform a quarry (pictured) opposite his restaurant into an outdoor music venue. Photo by Robert Layman, Rutland Herald.

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Idle quarry mooted as a live music venue

An old marble quarry could become home to rock of a very different kind if plans by a restaurateur to transform it into an outdoor music venue succeed. Read more »
Young Members Network delegates on international study tour of New Zealand with co-ordinator Carl Morandy and host quarry manager Tom Jowsey (extreme left).

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Young Members complete NZ study tour

Young industry professionals from the Australian mainland have recently enjoyed a week of education and networking on New Zealand’s North Island. Read more »
The Ultralok teeth system is just one of ESCO’s short-cycle consumables, such as teeth, shrouds, adaptors, blades and locking systems.

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Weir to spread ESCO’s service wings through merger

The acquisition of a century-old company specialising in cutting edge ground engaging tools will enable it to diversify globally, according to its new owner. Read more »
An illustration proposing the installation of a recycled oil rig as a visitor attraction at Scotland’s Rubislaw Quarry.

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Combined histories come alive with Aberdeen plan

An architect has conjured up an alternative vision for the disused Rubislaw Quarry in Aberdeen, Scotland, combining the region’s ‘history of granite with its more modern history of oil and gas’. Read more »
The AQA’s new chair Jared Johnston (left) and deputy Mike Higgins have vowed to overturn ECan's decision to introduce mandatory full-time dust monitoring at quarries in the Canterbury region.

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NZ industry poised for dust battle

To the dismay of the New Zealand extractive industry, a regulator on the South Island is set to enforce compulsory dust monitoring on quarries within 500m of residences. Read more »
International Presidents' Forum (from left): Steve Davis (MC), Alfred Chan (IQ Hong Kong), Lazarus Meko (IQ Southern Africa), Clayton Hill (IQA), Peter Morgan (IQ NZ), Miles Watkins (IQ UK), and Ir Lee Kam Fatt (IQ Malaysia).

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Fund unveiled to assist the international industry

The concept of an ‘international presidents’ fund’ has been announced following a recent meeting of the international Institute of Quarrying presidents in Hamilton, New Zealand. Read more »
Hillhead 2018 drew in more than 500 exhibitors and nearly 20,000 visitors from 26 to 28 June.

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Aussie suppliers make capital at Hillhead 2018

Australian screening and crushing suppliers were amongst the attendees at Hillhead 2018, in the UK last month. Read more »
The US aggregates industry is up in arms after a journalist made inaccurate statements about sand and concrete in a newspaper column.

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Industry professionals refute author’s sand shortage claim

The author of an upcoming book has drawn fierce criticism from US industry professionals based on his opinion piece in the LA Times. Read more »
‘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 »


 


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