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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.

News
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 »

Soap Box
Joanne Payne: Still going strong

For Joanne Payne, 2017 marks 30 years of continued participation in the extractive and construction industries. She talks about the challenges of making her mark in the industry and of encouraging other women to be proactive through her support of the Women in Quarrying network. Subscription required. Read more »

Soap Box
The 'devil' in the detail

Together with colleague Paul Soden, Steve Franklin will present on smart solutions for productivity gain. Ahead of his presentation, Steve provides valuable advice on how businesses can think more laterally about the way they interpret and respond to their data. Subscription required. Read more »

President's Desk
Exhibiting strong local, regional leadership

IQA President John Mitas relates the importance of the IQA's 17 branches and sub-branches in driving leadership for the Institute's membership across the country. Read more »

Editor's Desk
Toowoomba - Resilient, vibrant, flourishing

Damian Christie believes that Toowoomba today is a vibrant, flourishing destination - a far cry from the 2011 flash floods that devastated the city and the region. Read more »

Editor's Desk
Leadership on mental health is good business sense

Damian Christie explains why it's good business sense to look after your workforce and ensure that they are as able-bodied as possible.
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President's Desk
Connecting infrastructure with the extractive industry

John Mitas announces that the IQA conference in Toowoomba will focus on Regional Australia's role in our economy.
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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 »


 


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