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

News
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 »
Bowers Quarry is located in England’s southern coast and will host a monument dedicated to biodiversity. Image courtesy: Albion Stone.

News
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 »
The idle Bridge Street Quarry is the site of the proposed Quarry Gardens in Toowoomba.

News
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 »
Two workers scale the cliffs of the quarry to remove any clutter that could harm quarry workers. Image courtesy: The New York Times.

News
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 »
In beach replenishment, a dredge off-shore will normally pump a water sand slurry through large pipes onto the beach.

Geology
Where the sand meets the sea

Natural sand is a diminishing resource around the world, but still in enormous demand. The dwindling of sand supplies is most noticeable on beaches worldwide. Bill Langer discusses how onshore sand quarries may in the future provide some salvation for preserving and rehabilitating our shrinking coastlines. Read more »
The Aussie tour party at Caernarfon Castle, the spiritual ‘birthplace’ of the Institute of Quarrying 100 years ago.

Education
Australians join in on centenary celebrations

Australians love a party - especially when it’s someone else’s! So it was that 17 Aussies earlier this year journeyed to the UK and Ireland to join the Institute of Quarrying UK’s centenary celebrations. As Danny Duke elaborates, the “colonials” were warmly welcomed to the party ... Subscription required. Read more »

Education
Why humans are the strongest link in the safety chain

The typical focus in safety is that the human is our weakest link. But humans are the strongest – naturally equipped to deal with risks dynamically, and with incredible risk skills. Lincoln Eldridge, who will present on safety behaviours, argues we just need to unleash that capability. Subscription required. Read more »
Your common garden car park, with trees scattered about in island beds.

Environmental Products
Structural Soil – A Tree’s Bff!

In his determination to prove there are indeed environmentally sustainable aggregate applications, Bill Langer almost picked a domestic “fight” with his wife – intellectual, of course! The bone of contention: structural soil – in a car park, no less! Subscription required. Read more »
Piles of oversized Barre granite were a perfect size and shape for the breakwater.

Geology
The Atlantic Generating Facility

As he continues to explore environmentally sustainable aggregate applications, BILL LANGER is reminded of a wonderful experience with his father during adolescence... Subscription required. Read more »
A fossilised dinosaur skeleton was recently discovered in a quarry factory in the UK. Image courtesy: Express Digest.

News
Routine factory visit digs up dinosaur bones

Fossils of an ‘extremely rare’ dinosaur skeleton believed to be up to 132 million years old have recently been unearthed at a building materials factory in the UK. Read more »
A northern NSW quarry has been fined $15,000 for ‘inadequate’ erosion and sediment controls.

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Quarry fined for failed erosion controls

A New South Wales north coast quarry has been heavily fined after failing to satisfy the Environmental Protection Agency that it had implemented sufficient controls to protect the environment. Read more »


 


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