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A UK resident is working ‘tooth and nail’ to uncover the location of a quarry where a prehistoric hippo tooth was discovered.

News
Further digging needed for fossil location

Mystery surrounds the original location of a prized fossilised hippo tooth that was purportedly discovered in a UK quarry in 1958. Read more »
Suppliers with links to the extractive industry will be among the exhibitors at QME 2018.

News
Extractive suppliers to show off wares at QME

More than 200 companies will showcase the latest industry technologies via live demonstrations and product launches at the 2018 Queensland Mining & Engineering expo in Mackay in late July. Read more »
More than 50 NSW members assemble at the entrance to WesTrac’s Tomago facility.

News
Mines inspector calls for quarries to get ‘houses’ in order

The New South Wales Chief Inspector of Mines has called for quarries to “ensure you have your house in order” at a recent IQA branch seminar. Read more »

Education
Connecting further learning with industry members, personnel

Clayton Hill explains why in tight economic times, education and training of your personnel should not be sacrificed in the pursuit of savings. Read more »

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Registrations open for CMIC18: Building tomorrow's Australia

Registrations for the biennial Construction Materials Industry Conference (CMIC18) have officially commenced, with this year’s program focusing on how the industry can capitalise on the latest infrastructure boom. Read more »
IQA CEO Paul Sutton (left) announces the induction of the late Tony Ingram as an Honorary Fellow of the Institute on 6 October, 2017, in the art deco surroundings of the Empire Theatre, Toowoomba.

Education
Tony Ingram: Repaying the Institute's faith

As a champion of professional development, efficiencies and safety within the quarrying industry, and with an innate commitment to the IQA’s values, Tony Ingram demonstrated why he was so deserving of the Institute’s Honorary Fellowship. Damian Christie reports. Read more »
Even once a quarry is active after planning and environmental approvals, mining lease compliance presents a new lot of challenges.

Geology
A broader view of compliance obligations

Compliance never stops in the quarrying industry. As Simon Ball explains, even when operators have satisfied their planning and environmental approvals, there are numerous, ongoing compliance issues that require attention. Read more »
Kindergarten kids were able to take a look at static machines at a local quarry’s kinder tour.

News
Quarry tour proves to be child’s play

A successful quarry and pre-school event has highlighted the benefits of promoting the extractive industry to the community. Read more »
The HM400-5 articulated dump truck was one of Komatsu’s newest machines on display at its ‘Boots On’ event.

News
Boots on ground for Komatsu’s largest product launch ‘ever’

Extractive industry operators and personnel have had the first glimpse of Komatsu’s latest machines as part of a national product launch. Read more »
At Albion Park, Darren Essex manages 30 employee operators and 15 contractors.

Education
Darren Essex: A stalwart of workplace safety

In 2017 Darren Essex was announced as the winner of the inaugural Quarry Manager of the Year Award (>10 FTE). Essex – who was nominated by his peers in the industry – tells Talia Paz why receiving the award was a team effort. Read more »
Carving stone – eg marble, granite, tuff – has been commonly used by artisans on grand monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial.

Geology
D is for dimension stone

As he ponders the massive back catalogue of material he has written for Quarry over nearly two decades, Bill Langer this month ‘rights’ a creative ‘wrong’ … Read more »
Many of the delegates signed-up for IQA membership on the day.

Education
Quarrying women look "Beyond The Bench" to the future

The Boral-sponsored Queensland Women in Quarrying (WIQ) annual conference was held at Glen Hotel, Eight Mile Plains, on 22 March. About 100 delegates from Queensland and interstate attended. With an overriding theme of “Beyond the bench”, the conference provided an overview of industry developments, with one eye on the future and a consideration of the social licences within which quarries operate. Read more »


 


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