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An autonomous drone was just one of the technologies on display at the recent Hitachi Social Innovation forum.

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Autonomous systems to ‘lift quarrying out of the dark ages’

Global supplier Hitachi has recently held an innovation forum that discussed topics such as the probability that autonomous machines will almost entirely operate the mining and quarrying industry within 15 years. Read more »
Onetrak recently celebrated the launch of its WA branch and the release of its new product line Hidromek.

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Supplier open day highlights relocation, new offerings

Earthmoving equipment supplier Onetrak has recently celebrated re-opening its business in Western Australia and has launched a new product line at an open day event. Read more »
A new report by Deloitte discusses the impact of renewable energy on the mining industry.

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New report on energy costs for mining industry

Mining companies have the opportunity to reduce energy costs by up to 50 per cent by implementing renewable energy systems, a new report by Deloitte states. Read more »
The surface of Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit for its F1 Grand Prix derives from the same greywacke aggregate being studied to understand how life could occur on other planets.

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Formula One aggregates point to life on Mars

Rocks that originated from a quarry in England’s south-west are currently being studied to help scientists understand how life could occur on other planets. Read more »
Pink conveyors were recently sold to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research.

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Local supplier turns idlers pink for charity

In a move to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer, a local conveyor supplier has transformed its conveyor idlers bright pink. Read more »
A Tas Fire snorkel truck (left) is used to rescue an ‘injured party’ from an elevated walkway at Boral’s Remount Road Quarry.

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Industry seminar highlights safety strategies

A recent construction materials industry seminar has discussed best practice safety management approaches, followed by a demonstration of effective critical incident responses at an extractive plant. Read more »
Amendments to the Heavy Vehicle National Law will come into effect in mid-2018.

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Heavy vehicle law amendments approved

Amendments to a harmonised national law, to be introduced next year, are expected to affect around 165,000 companies nationwide, including some quarrying and aggregates producers. Read more »
Academics at the ATSE/ISF symposium on legacy mines have urged the mining industry to improve its record on abandoned sites.

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Academia puts ‘legacy’ challenge to industry

An independent Australian organisation has concluded a conference on the environmental legacy of the mining industry, and discussed how the sector can ‘step up’ the management of abandoned mines. Read more »
Sixty-six years on, the son of a miner killed in an accident has erected a monument in his memory. Image courtesy: The Mirror.

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A memorial 66 years in the making

A group of men who did not survive a mining accident 66 years ago have been honoured with a monument launched in their names. Read more »
A luxury quarry hotel is expected to open mid-2018. Image courtesy: China Plus.

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Sneak peak of luxury quarry hotel

A five-star luxury hotel that has been embedded into a deep, disused quarry’s rock face has been unveiled ahead of its anticipated May 2018 opening. Read more »
A road base made from recycled tyres has recently been tested with promising results at the University of Melbourne.

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Rolling towards new road base

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have recently heralded the significance of a project that has created road base from recycled tyres. Read more »
A developer is set to transform a working quarry into a residential space.

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Working pit green lit for new development

A working granite quarry in Brisbane’s north-west will be phased out to make way for a multi-million dollar residential redevelopment. Read more »


 


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