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Komatsu is set to hire 300 technicians across Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia.

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Komatsu scouting for tech-savvy apprentices

Mining and construction giant Komatsu is on a recruitment drive to employ 300 technicians across Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. Read more »
An artist’s impression of a lunar extractive operation. Image courtesy of NASA.

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Extractive know-how sought for lunar missions

A CSIRO space roadmap has cited Australia’s extractive industrial expertise among the sectors to be tapped for unlocking future growth opportunities in space. Read more »
A demonstration plant of Energy Vault's concrete block energy retrieval system has been erected in Biasca, Switzerland.

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Concrete plans to store energy unveiled

An alternative to pumped hydro technology – using recycled concrete blocks hoisted on a crane – has been offered by an overseas start-up. Read more »
There were 40 exhibitors in the CMIC 18 trade exhibition area.

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Disruption, supply dominate CMIC 18

From 19 to 21 September, 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. Read more »
Former IQA President Wayne Scott has been appointed as the new CEO of New Zealand’s Aggregate and Quarry Association.

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Two hats for Scott with AQA CEO appointment

Industry stalwart Wayne Scott has recently been appointed as the new chief executive of New Zealand’s Aggregate and Quarry Association. Read more »
The Damon Memorial building today. The Oxblood red of the sandstone has faded over time.

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The granite mine that failed to strike gold

A mystery about the possible presence of gold veins in granite used for a memorial building in the 19th century may have been solved 130 years later. Read more »
Volvo CE demonstrated the prototype LX2 electric compact wheel loader at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Berlin.

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Prototypes unveiled as emissions-free trial begins

Volvo Construction Equipment has unveiled new concept electric machines, coinciding with the trial of what could be the world’s first “emissions-free” quarry. Read more »
The quarry face demonstration area continued to be one of Hillhead’s biggest attractions.

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Hillhead 2018: An industry showpiece

With 546 exhibitors and almost 20,000 trade visitors in attendance, Hillhead 2018 – one of the world’s largest outdoor trade exhibitions - broke plenty of records. Read more »
Research into grizzly bears is being undertaken at the Cadomin Limestone Quarry, in Alberta, Canada.

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Research into impact of quarries on grizzly bears

A research project is examining the effects of quarrying on the grizzly bear population in Alberta, Canada to better understand the bear’s response to industrial activity. Read more »
Franklin’s owner Frank Beyette plans to transform a quarry (pictured) opposite his restaurant into an outdoor music venue. Photo by Robert Layman, Rutland Herald.

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Idle quarry mooted as a live music venue

An old marble quarry could become home to rock of a very different kind if plans by a restaurateur to transform it into an outdoor music venue succeed. Read more »
Young Members Network delegates on international study tour of New Zealand with co-ordinator Carl Morandy and host quarry manager Tom Jowsey (extreme left).

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Young Members complete NZ study tour

Young industry professionals from the Australian mainland have recently enjoyed a week of education and networking on New Zealand’s North Island. Read more »
An illustration proposing the installation of a recycled oil rig as a visitor attraction at Scotland’s Rubislaw Quarry.

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Combined histories come alive with Aberdeen plan

An architect has conjured up an alternative vision for the disused Rubislaw Quarry in Aberdeen, Scotland, combining the region’s ‘history of granite with its more modern history of oil and gas’. Read more »


 


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