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The image is more unsettling given that the flooded slate quarry is the site of at least three deaths over the years, with divers and climbers alike falling to their doom.

The world's creepiest quarry?

A British photographer may have discovered the world’s most terrifying quarry. Read more »
 As Parkland has lodged an appeal against the decision, the council says it expects a “long and drawn out” legal challenge.

Ratepayers foot bill for quarry fight

Ratepayers will foot the bill for a Queensland Council’s decision to defend its rejection of a quarry application. Read more »
 The group’s chairman, Carl Cosack, wears only a strategically-placed cowboy hat.

Protestors shoot nude Xmas card

Make no bones about it - a group of Canadian protestors is shamelessly unadorned about its opposition to a local quarry, stripping naked to raise awareness for the cause. Read more »
Marathon says the custom-designed building solutions, which are installed ready for immediate use, aren’t limited to ground-level structures, but can be up to three stories high.

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Marathon makes moveable buildings

A range of buildings custom-designed to suit the quarrying sector is being produced by Marathon Group. Read more »
Angry villagers then blocked the roads to the quarry, whose offices had burned to the ground.

Locals torch quarry after driver's death

Villagers turned on an Indian quarry, torching its offices and blocking roads when a local man was run over by a lorry. Read more »
The firm believes that while most larger Australian organisations have factored in the changed and assessed which properties need to be registered, it’s concerned that smaller organisations may be caught out.

Lawyers warn business about property register

An Australian law firm is warning members of the quarrying industry not to get caught out by changes to the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR). Read more »
Health risks from the quarry in-fill – particularly for children – range fromallergic reactions and hypersensitivity, to serious health problems, such as cancer, respiratory illness, reproductive problems and birth defects.

Kids at risk from toxins

Families living in homes built on a former quarry site in a Melbourne suburb have been exposed to toxic substances including lead, arsenic and by-products of fuel burning. Read more »
The report advises companies to consider the emissions embedded within the supply chain, particularly the extent of their electricity usage.

Carbon tax: small business not immune

KPMG has warned small business will be affected by the introduction of the carbon tax, with the costs of permits from the country’s biggest polluters being passed on. Read more »
When Brevini and La Leonessa open their factory opens early next year, the manufacturing plant will increase the supply of La Leonessa slew ring bearings.

Bearing producer in Chinese venture

Power transmission manufacturer Brevini Australia recently announced the creation of a new joint venture to produce ring bearings in China. Read more »
The fuel was developed over three years by Shell engineers and designed to deliver savings of up to three per cent over the lifetime of a vehicle compared to regular diesel.

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New high efficiency fuel is low emission

A new high efficiency fuel from Shell has been made available to the Australian quarrying and mining sector, with Shell Diesel Extra rolling out to terminals across the country. Read more »
A failed computer card control system is said to have caused the leak, which meant the plant didn’t shut down before the overflow occurred.

Leak undermines Orica's reopening

After reopening after a forced closure of almost a month, Orica’s Kooragang Island plant briefly shut down once again due to another leak. Read more »
MCG Quarries was fined with one count of failing to comply with its cultural heritage duty of care under the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act, which came with an $80,000 fine.

Quarry fined $80K for disturbing artefacts

A Queensland quarry operator near Mackay has been fined $80,000 for disturbing Aboriginal artifacts near its site. Read more »


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