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Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, pictured with Deborah Woodrup (Caterpillar) and Michael Benic (Hanson), happily posed for pictures.

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Toowoomba meeting showcases growth, new talent

The 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. Read more »
Some of this year’s WIQ conference attendees included (l-r): Kiri Fitzgibbons, Sarah Pennington, Mitra Karimi, Tahlia Ball, Kristy Lopes and Natalia Rogalewicz.

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Women in Quarrying conference highlights industry diversity

The South Australian arm of the IQA’s Women in Quarrying network has recently held a one-day conference in Adelaide, with attendees gathering to promote the importance of gender diversity within the industry. Read more »
The Barro Group has applied to extract more than one million tonnes of rock a year from Burrum Quarry on the Sunshine Coast. Image courtesy: Sunshine Coast Daily.

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State-owned quarry awaits decision on expansion

A quarry owned and operated by the state of Queensland for more than 40 years has handed over the operational reigns to a local company that has requested permission to expand operations. Read more »
Mining company Adani has secured land to build multiple quarries leading up to its Carmichael coal mine project.

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International mining company secures land for multiple quarries

Multinational miner Adani has recently secured land to develop up to six quarries that could provide construction materials for infrastructure at its central Queensland Carmichael mine and rail project. Read more »
Bowers Quarry is located in England’s southern coast and will host a monument dedicated to biodiversity. Image courtesy: Albion Stone.

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Tourist attraction to open on active site

More than a decade after being approved, an innovative tourist monument is set to open at a stone quarry and mine site in 2020. Read more »
Onetrak has been appointed the new Australian dealer for Striker mobile crushers and screens, including the JQ1060 jaw crusher.

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Mobile manufacturer appoints new national distributor

A supplier that specialises in earthmoving equipment for the extractive and construction industries has been appointed the new Australian dealer for mobile plant manufacturer Striker. 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 »
Archaeologists have discovered evidence that shows how the Egyptians built the Great Pyramid of Giza in approximately 2600 BC. Image courtesy: The Daily Mail.

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Ancient scroll highlights pyramid construction

An ancient papyrus scroll recently discovered in Egypt is believed to have revealed how ancient Egyptians transported limestone to build the Great Pyramid of Giza. Read more »
A disused, flooded quarry in Scotland plays host to the World Stone Skimming Championships. Image courtesy: Brendan O’Hara.

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Disused site hosts unique, global competition

The 20th World Stone Skimming Championships, held annually in a flooded, disused quarry on a remote Scottish island, brought in more than 800 participants and spectators from all around the world this year. Read more »
Two workers scale the cliffs of the quarry to remove any clutter that could harm quarry workers. Image courtesy: The New York Times.

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History of marble brought to light

The demand for marble currently fuelled by the Middle East has brought the rich back story of the marble-producing quarries of Italy back into the spotlight. Read more »
Breakers operating at several hundred blows per minute can release energy of more than 10,000 joules.

Environmental News
No mercy for oversize rocks

Glen Macdiarmid will present on how hydraulic breakers using variable speed technology can have significant cost savings on operators’ plant and equipment. Ahead of his presentation, he outlines the productivity gains for operators that use breakers on fractured and semi-fractured rock. Subscription required. Read more »
Komatsu personnel recently undertook remote pilot licence training. From left: Ken Suzuki, Scott Jamieson, Ramesh Muruganandan, Aaron Marsh, Ralph Goad and Bart Genson.

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Earthmoving supplier takes an aerial view of site surveying

Six Komatsu Australia in-house pilots recently received their “wings” as certified drone operators, allowing them to provide aerial site surveying services over ground-based alternatives. Subscription required. Read more »


 


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