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Resilient, provincial city shakes off its 'Sleepy Hollow' tag

Geelong - the venue of this month's IQA annual conference - is no lightweight when you consider its broader industrial and quarrying experience. As Damian Christie explains, the port city has overcome much adversity over more than a century to be a valuable contributor to the Victorian economy and disentangle itself from Melbourne's overbearing shadow. Read more »

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Embracing sustainability today to avoid a costly tomorrow

The pledges by BHP, HeidelbergCement, LafargeHolcim and other companies to clean up their industrial emissions, is likely to raise expectations along the suppy chain on quarries to follow suit. However, as Damian Christie writes, rather than reacting to them as a threat, the industry should embrace today's climate challenges as an opportunity ... Read more »

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Hire fleet plays ongoing role in coal mine rehabilitation

Four years ago, Quarry highlighted Delta Rent’s plant and equipment hire service at the Hazelwood power station and open cut mine in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. Damian Christie re-examines Delta’s role today as the site undergoes extensive rehabilitation. Read more »

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Quarry off-world as much a 'leap of faith' as on terra firma

Following the 50th anniversary of the original moon landing, Damian Christie speculates on why the 'space race' is still of interest to humans, and how spin-offs from quarrying can aid off-world mining - and vice versa. Read more »

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Sun shines on producer's latest assets

Alex Fraser Group, one of Australia’s largest recycled aggregates producers, has officially flicked the switch on two new $20 million glass recycling and sustainable asphalt plants. Damian Christie was at the opening of the new plant at the company’s integrated recycling site in Melbourne’s west. Read more »

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Mobile screen caters to the 'green thumb' market

Proving again that quarrying and other primary industries are essential to our social fabric, a quarry-spec mobile screen is making a significant contribution to Australia’s gardening and homeware market. Damian Christie reports. Read more »

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Repurpose It: Carving its niche in recyclables

To paraphrase tuna brand John West, the quarrying industry has operated on the notion the raw materials it rejects is what makes it best. A recycling company is upending that maxim – creating high quality aggregate products from the “fish” the industry rejects. Damian Christie reports. Read more »

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Why can't quarries be recyclers too?

With some exciting projects now under way in the recycled aggregates sector, Damian Christie considers whether governments should be encouraging quarries to diversify their materials handling operations in a bid to ease the issue of supply and counter delays to the approval of new reserves. Read more »

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'Fishing' for solutions to the environmental conundrum

Damian Christie discusses the release of a UN report into global biodiversity and ecosystems that got lost in all the 'noise' of the recent federal election. Can the quarrying industry realistically live up to some of the lofty goals outlined in the report - or is the industry already doing its part to replenish the diminishing environment? Read more »
Two versions of the KAMMP device (pictured) have been installed on conveyors 1 and 7 of Kulnura Quarry’s crushing, screening and conveying circuit.

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KAMMP: A simple yet effective conveyor belt solution

A quarrying operation devises a novel solution for detecting and removing tramp metal. Read more »

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The 'quiet' drive towards a smarter, electric future

With Australia now in election overdrive, Damian Christie discusses the recent fulminations by some politicians against electric vehicles - and discusses where the quarrying industry is placed in relation to the development and eventual take-up of electric vehicles and other non-diesel replacements. Read more »

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Why pollies could learn from a future, inspirational vision

As election season descends upon Australia, Damian Christie discusses the lack of a long-term vision by our politicians for the nation's future infrastructure needs - not just in one or two decades, but for the long haul ... Read more »

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Are you prepared for the fourth industrial revolution?

The Internet of Things is becoming an all-pervasive part of business systems yet various industries seem unprepared for it - or understand how to use it. Damian Christie reflects on where the quarrying industry currently sits in relation to the IoT - fortunately it's not all that far behind, and it's not a platform to be feared or dismissed ... Read more »
Donnelly Blasting Services’ Epiroc SmartROC T40 smart rig, fitted with silenced kit boom, at Fulton Hogan’s Blue Rock Quarry.

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Complete package rig exceeds expectations

A drill rig has set a new in-house record for the manufacturer with the number of metres drilled and litres consumed in one shift. Damian Christie spoke to Daniel Kirwan, of Epiroc, and father and son Jason and Dan Donnelly, of Donnelly Blasting Services, about their SmartROC T40 smart rig. Read more »

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Will the good ships of quarrying encounter stormy weather?

The crystal ball is back! Damian Christie discusses which states and territories are getting the most out of our current infrastructure boom - and as a result whether the quarrying industry is equipped to leverage off this activity ... Read more »

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