Alex Fraser Group has been denied a second bid to extend the life of its recycling operations in Clarinda, in a decision the company says conflicts with multiple government policies. Read more
Scientists may have figured out how cosmic dust particles grow and aggregate to form planets – and in turn this application may improve dust handling in industrial processes here on earth. Read more
Komatsu has expanded the range of parts that can be ordered through myKomatsu, its online customer portal, to now include components that are not in stock at local distribution centres. Read more
Taking it to the end of 2019 and spending Christmas with our families and friends ought to be a relief and a joy for everyone. Sadly, at time of writing (in mid-November), Australia has again been beset by bushfires, and it seems likely they will be an ongoing feature of a long, dry summer ahead.
It’s an exciting time for the Institute of Quarrying Australia. I have to thank Clayton Hill for his leadership and passion in overseeing transformational change in the Institute in the past two years.
A simple pump failure in a quarry can be costly, as production is stopped while a replacement is organised. However, there is now a low-cost back-up solution that can be deployed fast in an emergency. Read more
A supplier of woven wire screens, poly and wire ripple screens, poly modular systems, rubber screens and modular systems, along with associated accessories, Locker has recently commissioned new weaving equipment at its Dandenong, Victoria facility.
River sand is a depleting resource across the globe and mining from the riverbed has been banned in many places. As an important raw material used in construction, there has been a dire need for an alternative to this ever-growing demand.
Clearance works have commenced to transform an inactive Victorian limestone quarry into a multipurpose facility for community events, as well as a native plant creek gully. Read more
Geelong was a wonderful host for the IQA’s 62nd annual conference in October. The city itself showcased a progressive region that supports infrastructure growth, tourism, agriculture and light industry. The theme – The Future of Quarrying – was apt for the region as we had the privilege of visiting Barro Point Wilson and Boral Deer Park Quarries.