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Hard Rock Quarries has applied to expand its current site in Maryborough. Image courtesy: Fraser Coast Chronicle.

Family business lays out expansion proposal

A central Queensland family-owned extractive business is proposing to considerably expand its operations. Read more »
The SA Women in Quarrying group visited Adelaide Brighton’s Penrice Quarry.

Tour provides ‘two-pronged approach’ to education

A recent IQA Women in Quarrying tour gave ten attendees an opportunity to mix education with networking and wine tasting. Read more »
Outdoor theatre performances will be taking place in a heritage-listed quarry early next month.

Heritage-listed quarry to host outdoor theatre

A celebrated Shakespeare play will be ‘brought to life’ in a heritage-listed Victorian quarry. Read more »
The number of quarry professionals commencing courses in surface extraction operations rose 1.4 per cent.

Increase in extractive industry apprentices, trainees

The latest insights into how apprentice and trainee activity is faring across Australia shows an increase in trade commencements. Read more »
The Z40 electric vehicle has been recently released to the public.

‘World first’ all-battery-powered haul truck unveiled

An international earthmoving vehicle manufacturer has unveiled the ‘first ever’ all-battery-powered underground haul truck. Read more »
IQA members visited the pour house, where they watched three operators fill the ‘tea pot moulds with red liquid fire’.

Site visit provides ‘lava-type’ thrill

A recent IQA tour allowed members to become acquainted with Weir Minerals’ foundry in Sydney. Read more »
A new report states the extractive industries need to continue focusing on gender gap initiatives.

Gender equality progress mapped in new report

A new report challenges quarrying and mining employers to evaluate whether they are “leading, lagging or losing out” in workplace gender diversity progress. Read more »
The Department of Defence has recently announced it will research the 3D printing of explosive materials.

New research to focus on 3D printing of explosives

A new partnership between a science and technology body and academic agencies will explore the 3D printing of explosive materials. Read more »
Adelaide Brighton has ensured a continuing energy supply will be supplied to to its Birkenhead, SA cement manufacturing base.

Adelaide Brighton unveils strong year results

Construction materials producer Adelaide Brighton has delivered its 2017 full year results, noting “strong demand” contributed to increased revenue. Read more »

Screens & Feeders
Screen media specialist keeps it in the family

Mineral processing specialist FLSmidth Australia has confirmed its intention to continue local design and manufacturing of its woven-wire screen media for the mineral processing, construction and aggregate industries. Read more »
An example of fines build-up on cross-beams.

Screens & Feeders
Solving fines build-up on screen cross-beams

Worn screen cross-beams can be time-consuming and costly to repair. Read more »

Screens & Feeders
Screen media proves a cost-effective, efficient investment

A Scandinavian quarry operation has successfully installed anti-blinding screen media that has run for more than a year without the need for manual cleaning or replacement. Read more »
A “mum and dad” operation that provides a truckload of bank-run sand and gravel to a customer may not care about aggregate reserves – but a buyer for the same site would want to thoroughly understand them.

Geology Talk
How much are your reserves worth?

A mere 18 years after he wrote a column for this publication about the geologist’s role in the valuation of aggregate reserves, Bill Langer now revisits the topic and re-evaluates … Read more »
Wayne Scott: OHS is a vital component of everyday business and must be taken seriously.

Lead role for past president in pushing safety compliance

Past IQA President Wayne Scott has embarked on arguably one of the toughest gigs in the New Zealand extractive industry – promoting industry safety compliance. Read more »
Matthews Quarries produces 500,000 tonnes of aggregates annually.

Load & Haul
Regional family business sticks to trusted models

A Victorian hard rock producer has remained faithful to the same brand of earthmoving equipment for the past three decades – and is continuing to reap the rewards of that loyalty with the latest acquisitions to its load and haul fleet. Read more »

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