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An autonomous drone was just one of the technologies on display at the recent Hitachi Social Innovation forum.

Autonomous systems to ‘lift quarrying out of the dark ages’

Global supplier Hitachi has recently held an innovation forum that discussed topics such as the probability that autonomous machines will almost entirely operate the mining and quarrying industry within 15 years. Read more »
Onetrak recently celebrated the launch of its WA branch and the release of its new product line Hidromek.

Supplier open day highlights relocation, new offerings

Earthmoving equipment supplier Onetrak has recently celebrated re-opening its business in Western Australia and has launched a new product line at an open day event. Read more »
A new report by Deloitte discusses the impact of renewable energy on the mining industry.

New report on energy costs for mining industry

Mining companies have the opportunity to reduce energy costs by up to 50 per cent by implementing renewable energy systems, a new report by Deloitte states. Read more »
The surface of Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit for its F1 Grand Prix derives from the same greywacke aggregate being studied to understand how life could occur on other planets.

Formula One aggregates point to life on Mars

Rocks that originated from a quarry in England’s south-west are currently being studied to help scientists understand how life could occur on other planets. Read more »
A Blondin carrying workers in Rubislaw Quarry, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Then & Now
The inspiring heights of yesteryear

Before modern day quarries conceived of loaders to carry tonnes of crushed rock from place to place, there was the Blondin. Read more »
Quarries, such as this pit in Tamil Nadu, India, can be suitable storage places for city water supplies.

In my back yard - please!

This year Bill Langer has discussed some of the environmentally friendly uses of aggregate. This month he describes sustainable options for the use of the voids left behind after gravel is mined ... Read more »

Soap Box
Cathy Giblin: On the road less travelled

Cathy Giblin is co-ordinator of the IQA’s Women in Quarrying (WIQ) network in South Australia. She recalls life before quarrying, her enthusiasm for the environment, her diverse experiences in the industry and what the WIQ means for her. Read more »
Chris Cooke (left) is congratulated by David Cilento.

Education award attracts high calibre submissions

The Australian Institute of Quarrying Education Foundation (AIQEF) funds the IQA’s annual Alex Northover Award of $2500. Read more »
Graham Smith (left) receives the IQA’s highest honour from outgoing President John Mitas.

Graham Smith: Five decades of tireless service in the Apple Isle

Graham Smith was astonished when he was recently elevated to the status of Honorary Fellow in the IQA. However, as Damian Christie reports, it would not have surprised his peers who have worked with him – in business and within the Institute – for the best part of five decades. Read more »
The KTZ411 can reduce pump maintenance and improve water handling on-site.

Maintenance Products
Submersible pumps equipped for dewatering challenges

The ever-changing site topography at a quarry presents a unique dewatering challenge. Submersible pumps offer a flexible solution with a number of cost-saving advantages in terms of installation, maintenance and supervision. Read more »

Sand Processing
Fine material washers: Rock stars or recalcitrants?

The fine material washer – also known as a sand screw – is historically one of the most maligned of sand washing instruments. Jim Hankins recaps the history of the screw and explains why it is actually one of the most underrated – and underestimated – tools for effective sand processing. Read more »

Sand Processing
Custom, manoeuvrable wash plants with minimal footprints

Bruce Materials Processing Solutions, which in partnership with Lincom Group provides custom-built aggregate and sand washing systems in Australia, has introduced a new catalogue of washing plant tailored to producers’ specific needs. Read more »
Material is sent via a 42m long inclined conveyor to the three-deck AggreSand 206 modular wash plant.

Sand Processing
Sand, gravel plant brings quarry new lease of life

A modular wash plant and sand recovery unit has boosted the working life of a quarry that has only been back in full working order for the past couple of years. Read more »

Sand Processing
Dividends for sand plants that follow the waste stream

Producers are discovering that fines are not a redundant resource in the sand processing application. As Chris Knowles explains, there are major opportunities for savings, revenue and environmental benefits in developing ultra fines from slimes and tailings. Read more »
Max Innovate’s managing director Fintan McKeever (first from left) inspects a stockpile with two customers.

Sand Processing
Open day showcases new modular wash plant range

Washing equipment specialist McCloskey Washing Systems recently held an open day that highlighted new washing and classifying equipment for both quarrying and recycling applications. Read more »

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