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The area inside red lines by land survey, the outside red lines by aerial survey.

Case Studies
Surveying techniques on show at Gippsland quarries

There are many different techniques that a surveyor may use to provide spatial data solutions for quarries. Several different surveying methodologies were employed on a project at two quarry sites in Tyers, Victoria earlier this year. Erik Birzulis reports. Read more »
Gary Bashford at the site of an active volcano in Antarctica.

News
Gary Basford: Between two worlds

Gary Basford’s working life was almost equally divided between first the public service and then private enterprise. In doing so, Gary became a successful, respected representative of both spheres. Doug Prosser delves into the background of this Queensland Fellow. Read more »
In her youth, Miriam went on a safari to the Olduvai Gorge, which is recognised by some as the “cradle of civilisation”.

Case Studies
Miriam Watters: The Lass from Tanganyika

When Doug Prosser first approached Miriam Watters for an interview, her immediate reaction was surprise, peppered with modest protests that there were many others in the quarry industry more worthy and interesting. Yet, as Doug explains, Miriam is herself a woman with a very worldly story. Read more »
Sullair staff donated proceeds of their walk to Alzheimer's Australia.

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Sullair staff walk 2900km for dementia research

Sullair Australia favoured fresh air over compressed air as the company embarked on a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation.  Read more »
WorkSafe has a series of sessions to help with OH&S issues.

News
On the road again with WorkSafe

WorkSafe’s annual roadshow begins soon with 19 metropolitan and country locations on the plan from 15 May to 19 June. Read more »
Space at Hillhead 2012 is now at a premium.

News
Hillhead 2012 filling fast

The world’s top quarrying exhibition is shaping up for a massive year, with 385 exhibitors having committed to Hillhead 2012. Read more »
Jim Playsted: “We don’t lack for an agenda!”

HR
Jim Playsted: The Master of Ceremonies

Although Jim Playsted’s career was in many ways determined by his willingness to learn from several industry leaders, there is also no doubting his tenacity, ambition to succeed and boundless energy. Doug Prosser tells Jim’s story. Read more »
With an on-board weighing system, there is the potential to reduce tyre damage.

Load & Haul
Best practice tyre management saves time and money

Replacing truck tyres is a major expense for quarry operations, so taking practical measures to prolong their useful life makes good sense. Read more »
Smaller operators are now interested in the capitalisation rate as it relates to their quarries.

Education
Determining the capitalisation rate for quarry valuations

As smaller quarry operations become the acquisitions of larger operations, so interest grows in the application of capitalisation rates for quarry valuations. Rod Stephens explains how these applications work and what happens if they are incorrectly applied. Read more »
Conundrum Holding’s Stawell Quarry has been a beneficiary of wholesale pool purchasing.

News
Reducing electricity costs in quarries

Electricity is becoming a major operating cost in most businesses today but several quarries are taking advantage of a new way to purchase electricity and reduce their energy usage. Read more »
QME's 10th expo will be held in July at Mackay, Queensland.

News
Two decades of Queensland exhibitions

Mackay will be the host city for the 10th Queensland Mining & Engineering (QME) exhibition to be held from 24 to 26 July, 2012 at the Mackay Showgrounds and also at the Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre. Read more »
The Newbury family is a mine of information.

News
His, hers and mine

It was a face-off at the University of New South Wales as a father and daughter studied mining together. Read more »


 

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