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The disused Bridge Street Quarry in Toowoomba was on the list of trade opportunities discussed on a week-long trade mission to New Zealand by a 70-strong Toowoomba Regional Council delegation.

News
Trade mission highlights gardens project

Converting a century-old disused quarry into a botanical gardens modelled on a New Zealand tourist attraction has figured prominently in an international trade mission. Read more »

President's Desk
Embracing social media and new communications platforms

As Millennials are increasingly becoming the largest generation by population percentage globally, the use of social media and other communications technologies to engage them has never been more important. Clayton Hill reflects on how the IQA has used these platforms to date and why IQA members, regardless of age, should be taking advantage of them. Read more »
A fragment of smectite.

Geology
Smectite clay - a dog's best friend!

As we all know, aggregate can be used in a multitude of daily applications – from paving roads to the production of personal hygiene and make-up products. It is also employed in some medications – and for one little dog, a little bit of clay can go along way, as Bill Langer explains … Read more »

Editor's Desk
Is recycling a solution to the infrastructure conundrum?

As construction activity ramps up across the nation, and demand for aggregates increases, Damian Christie calls out the mainstream media on the suggestion that there is a "shortage" of resources. He also advocates the use of recycled materials as a means of conserving reserves and allaying the fears of agitated communities in the face of increased demand ... Read more »
The idle Bridge Street Quarry is the site of the proposed Quarry Gardens in Toowoomba.

News
International experts consult on Toowoomba gardens project

A New Zealand ‘quarry garden’ has been promoted as a ‘template’ for converting a disused Toowoomba site into botanical gardens. Read more »
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 »

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 »

Editor's Desk
Harnessing the passion of tomorrow's leaders - today

Damian Christie says that the quarrying sector has a fantastic opportunity to “unbottle” the talents of a new generation of young workers.  Read more »
The Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado, USA, flanked by the Sagre De Cristo Mountains.

Geology Talk
Blown away: Nature's frac sand processing system

In reviewing his enormous output over nearly two decades, Bill Langer provides an update on a story he previously submitted about proppant – or frac sand … Read more »

President's Desk
Promoting the journey from "silent" to active achievers

Clayton Hill shares that the Quarrying industry offers a large variety of roles across operational, technical and management spheres. 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 »

Editor's Desk
The 10-year musings of a quarry "veteran"

Damian Christie reflects on 10 years at the helm of Quarry, commenting on the industry's evolution in education and training opportunities and its engagement with young, female and elderly workers. Read more »


 


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