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Two heavy-duty Volvo CE excavators “pirouette” in an Eskilstuna quarry, each with a smaller counterpart in tow.

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Hollywood star oversees excavator boot camp

Volvo Construction Equipment has teamed up with Swedish star Dolph Lundgren to showcase its excavators in a stunt-filled mini-movie Pump It Up. Read more »
How the ramp worked. Image courtesy of Yannis Gourdon/ Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale.

News
New discovery sheds light on ancient quarrying technique

Recent discoveries reveal how the ancient Egyptians moved stone blocks from the alabaster quarries of Hatnub, north of modern day Luxor, during the reign of King Khufu in the Fourth Dynasty. Read more »
The Rogers Group will relocate its longstanding quarry operations beneath the former Charles Bass Correctional Complex, in Tennessee, USA. Image courtesy of tennessean.com

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Former prison to become underground pit

A former correctional facility in West Nashville, Tennessee, USA is set to be transformed into an underground quarry. Read more »
Caterpillar, which has launched a hybrid excavator in the past, is one of 27 companies to recently sign up to a new international cleaner, safer vehicles program.

News
International program to promote cleaner, safer vehicles

The International Council on Mining and Metals and leading global suppliers have announced a plan to make mining vehicles more secure and environmentally friendly. Read more »
Zhong Yin Group is proposing to transform the site of a former military training camp in Darley, Victoria into a sand quarry.

News
Sand mine operator tests community waters

There are plans to turn the site of a former Second World War training camp in Darley, Victoria, into a sand mine. Read more »

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Disruption, supply issues dominate CMIC 18

With its theme of ‘Building Tomorrow’s Australia’, CMIC 18 posed questions about the industry’s ability to deliver quality materials for future building demand – against a climate of rapid change and policy uncertainty. Damian Christie reports. Read more »
In Burton-upon-Trent, UK, brewers use water from springs with rocks containing gypsum (pictured).

Geology
The geology of beer

We all know geology – and quarrying – contributes enormously to our infrastructure and our lifestyles. As Bill Langer explains, geology also plays a crucial role in the fermentation of one of life’s other great “necessities” … Read more »
The geodesic biome domes at the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK. The project is at an old clay pit that was a working quarry for 160 years.

Case Studies
Bruce Harvey: Quarry repurposing and regeneration

While there are international examples of quarries succeeding in their post-working lives, Australia has generally been behind the curve. Bruce Harvey explains how extractive companies, regulators and communities can collaborate on innovative post-closure uses for extractive sites. Read more »
(Left) Tsurumi’s new lightweight, slimline NK series submersible handles light slurries. (Right) The KTZ411 has proved a sound investment for smart plant operators, by increasing production and reducing costs.

Maintenance
Submersible pump solutions for abrasive applications

A series of submersible pumps have been developed for batch plant and construction site applications. Read more »
Conveyor belt covers can minimise belt mistracking problems and reduce instances of injury to workers.

Conveying
Cover up: Dust covers, guards protect people, environment

In an age when quarries are being closely monitored for their dust and noise emissions, and attention to safety, Neil Kinder argues it is only logical that operations should consider dust covers for their conveyors. Read more »
The DL420 loader feeds The Roading Company’s mobile plant operation.

Crushing
Road contractor installs loader scales to assist mobile crusher

An aggregate contractor has successfully installed a loader scale system to boost its mobile crushing solutions. Read more »
The ST80T is part of McCloskey’s new range of portable stackers.

Conveying
New portable solution for stockpiling

Tracked radial stackers show why they are portable in all conditions, not just in the pit. Read more »

Conveying
Modular conveyor equipment in multiple configurations

A new modular conveyor equipment range is offering some of the most cost-efficient and effective ways of stockpiling materials. Read more »
Germany’s first Lokotrack LT220D cone and screen plant crushes and screens basalt and lava at capacities of up to 250 tonnes per hour.

Crushing
'Two-in-one' unit provides plant economy for basalt operation

A German aggregates business has begun revamping its business model - with the aim of changing from stationary to mobile crushing and screening processes. Read more »

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