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Editor's Desk
How innovation, new ideas can put the wind in a quarry’s sails

Damian Christie explains why a seemingly obscure victory by our trans-Tasman neighbour in one of the world's oldest and sometimes most brutal sailing regattas should be an inspiration for Aussie quarries seeking to innovate. Read more »

President's Desk
Last chance to make your mark on the 2017 annual awards!

The IQA, together with industry supporters, presents a number of annual awards to people who have distinguished themselves through educational accomplishments or their work in the quarrying industry. Read more »
The beauty of hired tracked plant is it can be taken off a job (eg a highway project) for another assignment and returned to the road within 48 hours.

Mobile machinery: Should you rent or buy?

The hiring of tracked crushing and screening plant can be beneficial for a number of reasons. As Paul Smith explains, it is quick and easy to install, operate and dismantle, and it encourages users to experiment with jobs they wouldn’t normally entertain. Read more »
Piles of oversized Barre granite were a perfect size and shape for the breakwater.

The Atlantic Generating Facility

As he continues to explore environmentally sustainable aggregate applications, BILL LANGER is reminded of a wonderful experience with his father during adolescence... Read more »
The MC380X module, featuring a Cedarapids model MVP380X cone crusher, has been installed in a tertiary application for a US quarry operator.

Robust modular products for challenging conditions

Terex Mineral Processing Solutions recently delivered an MJ42 jaw crusher module and an MC1300 cone crusher module for customers operating Victorian quarries. Read more »
For 30 years, laser-based measuring and mapping systems, such as the Quarryman Pro laser, have supported safety, efficiency and productivity in the quarrying industry.

Case Studies
Alliance creates opportunity to enhance blast practices

A consultancy to the quarrying industry has collaborated with a multinational engineering technologies group on a blast optimisation project that experimented with the latest laser profiling, 3D face visualisation and blast prediction software. Read more »
Work is a under way to build a completely new hub bridging the south city district Södermalm with Stockholm’s medieval Old Town.

Case Studies
Planned precision: Drilling and blasting in an urban centre

Drilling and blasting in the cramped confines of the centre of a capital city required a steady hand, perfect planning and agile equipment that could do its job accurately. Susanna Lindgren reports on how blasting was successfully conducted in a sensitive environment. Read more »
One of Game of Thrones’ most recognisable sites, Magheramorne Quarry. Image courtesy: The Belfast Telegraph

Historic quarries vying to be top tourist sites

The owners of two idle quarries have spent more than seven years lobbying local council to transform both into tourist destinations, with one said to potentially ‘rival’ Belfast’s Titanic Attraction. Read more »
University scientists have recently created a road surface out of discarded cigarette butts. Image courtesy: Huffington Post Australia.

No butts about new construction applications

Construction workers may one day get to see their cigarette butts on display now that university researchers say they’ve found a way to create asphalt with discarded butts. Read more »
A Rockhampton quarry has been approved to extend its extraction footprint. Image courtesy: The Rockhampton Morning Bulletin.

Regional site permitted to expand

A quarry situated in central Queensland has been given the green light to expand its operations by hundreds of thousands of tonnes annually. Read more »
A quarry in New South Wales has been fined for operating without an environment protection licence.

Business cops hefty fine for operating without a licence

The New South Wales Land and Environment Court (LEC) has convicted and fined a business more than a quarter of a million dollars for operating a quarry without an environment protection licence. Read more »
The new used parts e-commerce platform gives consumers “immediate” access to used, discontinued and second hand parts for Komatsu machines.

Load & Haul
Supplier launches instant used parts e-platform

Earthmoving equipment supplier Komatsu has opened a used parts e-commerce platform, giving consumers “immediate” access to used, discontinued and second hand parts for Komatsu and non-Komatsu machines. Read more »
Weir Minerals’ shaft impact crushers are suitable for quarried stone and gravel applications.

Customisable, high output impact crushers

Reliable and easy to operate, Weir Minerals’ shaft impact crushers range is designed for primary and secondary crushing applications. Read more »
Trimble’s newest loader scale features a cleaner interface design and a larger touchscreen.

Loader scales improve site management

Trimble’s next generation loader scale features smarter weighing, improved data management and an intelligent interface. Read more »
Locker Group offers an extensive range of screening options, including polyripple screens.

Proficient, durable screening media

Locker Group’s extensive range of screen media offer improved screening efficiency and extended wear life. Read more »

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