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MinEx is seeking to dispel community concerns over harmful levels of RCS in quarry dust emissions. Image courtesy: <a href="https://www.prpower.com.au/case-studies/dust-control-quarry/" target="_blank">PRPower</a>

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Silicosis concerns groundless, says extractive industry chief

Recent elevated concern about the presence of crystalline silica in quarry dust samples has prompted the New Zealand extractive industry’s national safety body to address the matter directly. Read more »
Quarry operators are currently one of the most sought after skills, particularly in Victoria. Image courtesy: <a href="https://www.hays.com.au/mining/index.htm" target="_blank">Hays</a>

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Operators in hot demand, new report states

A shortage of machinery operators in Victoria is just one employment trend in the resources industry that is set to dominate the first half of 2018, a report by recruiting firm Hays suggests. Read more »
Hanson Australia has announced it has acquired recycling aggregates company The Alex Fraser Group.

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Construction materials giant moves into the recycling industry

Building materials supplier Hanson Australia has acquired leading recycled aggregates producer the Alex Fraser Group in a move that will increase its presence in ‘aligned’ industries. Read more »
A Komatsu 830E electric drive standard truck with an AHS retrofit kit.

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Supplier marks 10th anniversary of driverless trucks

Global earthmoving, mining and construction supplier Komatsu has celebrated the tenth anniversary of its autonomous haulage system and will continue ‘accelerating the pace of automation’ within the mining industry. 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 »
A blast at a Boral quarry in Victoria was recently described as a minor earthquake.

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Routine quarry blast mistaken for earthquake

A controlled blast at a basalt quarry in Ballarat, Victoria was recently mistaken for an earthquake by federal body Geoscience Australia. Read more »
Young Members Network’ members take in MQG’s Nyora Quarry in South Gippsland, Victoria.

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Pit to product tour provides valuable networking opportunities

A recent event hosted by the IQA offered young quarry professionals a full pit to product sand tour, from extraction at a quarry to its use at two well known facilities. Read more »
The proposed 170ha site is located in Templeton, west of Christchurch.	 Image courtesy: Stuff News.

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New site proposal sparks additional dust concerns

Plans to open a quarry near a site that had allegedly tested positive for high quantities of respirable silica dust has heightened concerns for the local community. Read more »
A tribunal has refused plans to build a visitor centre at a disused granite quarry. Image courtesy: BBC.

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Setback to visitor centre plans

An owner’s plans to turn a historic granite quarry into a heritage centre has been denied by a tribunal, effectively putting on the rocks plans years in the making. Read more »
‘The Hill of Montmarte with Stone Quarry’ by Vincent van Gogh.

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’Lost’ van Gogh landscape drawing unveiled

An unearthed sketch of a quarry is set to be displayed to the public for the first time, after it was discovered to be a work by renowned artist Vincent Van Gogh. Read more »
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 »


 


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