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Damian Christie, Editor of Quarry Magazine

Editor's Desk
New Year, new challenges await

With the first month of 2012 behind us, editor Damian Christie contemplates what challenges lie ahead for members of the quarrying industry in the year ahead. Read more »
The SmartTag is a 20mm RFID transponder that is designed to travel through a mine and/or mineral processing plant in a series of simple steps.

RFID transponder tag

SmartTag is a 20mm RFID transponder that is designed to travel through a mine and/or mineral processing plant in a series of simple steps.  Read more »
A government survey has shown that crushed stone and gravel from a quarry near the ill-fated Fukushima nuclear plant may have been radioactive when it was shipped out for use in housing and infrastructure.

Irradiated concrete spooks Fukushima residents

Japan’s national and local government authorities have urged calm after they revealed at least 60 and possibly up to 100 dwellings and buildings may have been constructed with concrete from radiation-contaminated crushed stone that was quarried near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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For every 1000 tonnes of material delivered to Sydney Water, Benedict Sand & Gravel plants 38 trees.

Quarry and recycling business does its part for the environment

Benedict Sand & Gravel, a major wholesaler and retailer of quarried, recycled and landscaping products, has partnered with not-for-profit environmental organisation Greenfleet to offset greenhouse gases for all of its deliveries made to Sydney Water as part of its five-year tender.

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Damien Home, senior greenhouse gas advisor for Shell Australia, reported that stresses on the environment are creating new challenges for the mining and extractive industries.

Fuel supplier pledges to combat carbon emissions

Shell Australia has recently concluded three technology seminars in Kalgoorlie, Mackay and the Hunter Valley that brought together Shell’s global technical experts with members of the Australian mining industry to discuss future energy challenges.

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The Fixed Price Servicing program will now cover Komatsu Australia’s entire machine range.

Komatsu offers price stability on maintenance costs

Komatsu Australia has extended its Fixed Price Servicing (FPS) program to its earthmoving range in a move it says will give operators better control of maintenance costs on their machines.

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Associate Associate Professor Bill Bamford will head Coffey Information's new rock testing analysis service.

Rock testing giant to be based in Melbourne

Engineering consultancy firm Coffey Information has established a world-leading rock testing laboratory in Melbourne and appointed Australian “rock guru” Associate Associate Professor Bill Bamford to head its new rock testing analysis service.

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Business investment in New Technologies is based on a survey of 540 business CEOs in the construction, manufacturing and services sectors.

Construction industry invests in new technologies

The Australian Industry Group and Deloitte have released a joint report that examines business investment in new technologies over the past three years. Read more »

Using a 410 net horsepower (306kW) Cat C18 engine with ACERT technology, the D9T boasts an operating weight of 49,900kg.

Track-type tractor eases work, boosts production

Caterpillar has updated its Cat D9T track-type tractor, enhancing operator safety, comfort and performance. Read more »

CIVENEX displays equipment, plant and machinery from over 200 companies in the mining, quarrying, construction and civil works sectors.

New attractions promised at CIVENEX 2012

The Institute of Public Works is again hosting its annual infrastructure expo CIVENEX at the Sydney Dragway at Eastern Creek, New South Wales on 16 and 17 May this year.
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Each Case machine in Victoria will be identified with thousands of 1mm microscopic discs, each containing a unique code linked to the machine and the owner.

Earthmoving supplier goes “dotty” for extra security

Earthmoving supplier Case has taken the bold step of introducing the DataDotDNA security identification system to each new machine it delivers to the Victorian market.

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Drill and blast specialists are amongst the "orange collar" skills that are being sought across Australia.

“Orange collar” workers in demand

Recruitment agency Hays has predicted that mining and mining-related construction will continue to drive staffing demand in 2012 but that the needs of the mining sector do not necessarily fit into what has previously been understood as “white and blue collar” positions. Read more »


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