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Research confirms benefits of new concrete additive

First Graphene has had the structural integrity of its PureGRAPH concrete additive affirmed by University of Wollongong research, proving its ability to strengthen concrete and mortar.

Roman gladiators call abandoned quarry home

Swiss archaeologists have found a 1600-year-old Roman amphitheatre was built into an even older abandoned quarry, dating it as the youngest amphitheatre in the Roman Empire.

Hard rock quarry proposal made easier by proper planning

A development group in New South Wales has proposed to extract 500,000 tonnes of hard rock aggregates, with community concerns quelled by robust management practices.
graphene

Research confirms benefits of new concrete additive

First Graphene has had the structural integrity of its PureGRAPH concrete additive affirmed by University of Wollongong research, proving its ability to strengthen concrete and mortar.

Solar panels replace sand in concrete production

Melbourne researchers and local engineering company OJAS have partnered to upcycle solar panel parts for use in concrete, reducing emissions and raw materials.
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AdBlue shortage under control once more

Australia’s impending AdBlue shortage has been eased by fertiliser manufacturer Incitec Pivot and the Federal Government’s AdBlue Taskforce.
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Making concrete while the sun shines: Holcim powers Humes

Holcim subsidiary, Humes, has confirmed ten of its sites across Australia will benefit from solar power systems by the end of March to produce more sustainable concrete.
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NSW Small Mines Roadshow makes the rounds

The New South Wales Resources Regulator is bringing quarry operators and managers together to learn and discuss at the 2022 Small Mines Roadshow from February to April.

Latest Liebherr models lift wheel loader standards

Liebherr has increased the performance, productivity and safety of the resources sector with the launch of three new wheel loaders.

Spreading the word of washing, crushing, screening product lines

Superior Industries International Sales Director Jeff Gray tells Quarry about the constraints of navigating COVID-19 abroad and the company’s enthusiasm in the Australian market.
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Holcim, Bloomberg set the bar in circular construction

Holcim has partnered with Bloomberg Media to develop the Circular Cities Barometer, an initiative to advocate for circular construction in fast developing urban settings.
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Adbri beats the clock with Alcoa extension

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Ocean Reef Marina makes breakwater milestone

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Holcim invests in electric concrete

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Washing plant hails start of friable sand business

A greenfield sand operation is set to meet the high demands of the Greater Sydney market after the launch of a bespoke washing circuit.

Research finds concrete use for recycled glass

A 3D-printed concrete has been developed by researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, using recycled glass to replace traditional aggregates.

RIMEX makes its mark in tyre monitoring

RIMEX has evolved from a wheel manufacturer in Canada in the 1970s into a leading global supplier of the off-the-road (OTR) tyre pressure monitoring and maintenance system TyreSense. 

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Roman gladiators call abandoned quarry home

Swiss archaeologists have found a 1600-year-old Roman amphitheatre was built into an even older abandoned quarry, dating it as the youngest amphitheatre in the Roman Empire.

‘Kool’ amphibian voted Victoria’s fossil emblem

Museums Victoria has announced the official state fossil emblem following a public vote, a car-sized amphibian from the South Gippsland region resembling a newt-crocodile combination.

Empathy in leaders: A journalist’s perspective

As part of the recent commentary on the characteristics of effective leadership, Quarry editor Damian Christie explains the importance of empathy in his role working with the quarrying industry for the past 13 years.

The surprising lubricant allowing mountains to rise

Researchers from the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom have uncovered how prehistoric plankton played a part in the formation of Earth’s greatest mountain ranges.

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Undertaking resource optimisation in your quarry

  Pit optimisation studies are useful for not only identifying a given resource, but insight into the best sequences for …

Self-reflection sees everyone a winner at IQA Awards

The IQA has a way of finding the industry’s best and brightest, even when they’re as humble and unassuming as Chris Hamilton. As a winner of not one but two IQA Awards, he is just one example of the industry’s not-so-hidden gems.
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Porous Lane improves built and natural environment

The University of Melbourne has helped an ambitious manufacture to develop highly permeable pavements from recycled tyres to improve water supplies and reduce pollution.

What does chronic unease look like in practice?

Accidents don’t just happen when things are going badly; they often happen when things appear to be going well. Jodi Goodall, of Brady Heywood, explains the concept of chronic unease in high hazard industries like quarrying, and how it can be applied in practice.

Trust in leadership and empathetic relationships

As part of the recent commentary on the characteristics of effective leadership and the four attributes of trust, IQA CEO Kylie Fahey discusses the importance of empathy in both life and business outcomes.
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