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The current tailings dam at the Calder Sand Quarry has reached capacity. Image courtesy of Waratah-Wynyard Council.

Sand operation seeks new tailings dam

The Calder Sand Quarry in Oldina, Tasmania has applied to the Waratah-Wynyard Council for a permit to build a new tailings dam. Read more »
The project site topography for the proposed Blayney Quarry puts the site next to the Main Western Railway. Future supply into Sydney is a possibility.

Public comment sought for site proposal

The Blayney Shire Council is currently taking submissions on a proposed new site in the Central West region of New South Wales. Read more »
Boral is seeking to modify the road transport limits from its Dunmore Quarry (pictured).

Consent changes sought for Dunmore quarry

Boral is seeking a modification to the current planning consent for transport from its Dunmore quarry in New South Wales. Read more »
Santin Quarry Products, in Blakebrook, NSW, will now be able to expand the rate of extraction at its 15ha site on Rosehill Road (pictured). Image courtesy of Google Maps.

Site’s life expectancy extended to 2036

A northern NSW municipality has granted an application to extend the life of a Blakebrook quarry until 2036. Read more »
Work at Ekibin Quarry, one of Brisbane’s earliest extractive sites, in the 1950s. Photo courtesy of The Courier Mail.

Development plans for former site

The area around Stephens Mountain, Brisbane, which includes the former Ekibin quarry, has been approved for future development. Read more »
A waterfall, built into the rock face, is visible from the terraces of each of the 337 rooms of the new Shimao Wonderland ‘groundscraper’ in Shanghai.

Luxury quarry hotel set to open

After almost 10 years of construction, Shimao Wonderland, a luxury Intercontinental hotel built into a quarry at the base of Tianmen Mountain in Shanghai, China, is finally set to open. Read more »
Penryhn Quarry is one of the few active slate quarries in Wales today.

Slate pits recommended for world heritage status

The quarries of northwest Wales have been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Read more »
The Rogers Group will relocate its longstanding quarry operations beneath the former Charles Bass Correctional Complex, in Tennessee, USA. Image courtesy of

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.

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.

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 »
Lilydale Quarry in the first phase of rehabilitation. More than 300,000m3 of spoil has already been placed into the pit.

First lot of land sales at old Lilydale Quarry

The first stage of property sales have opened on land around the old Lilydale Quarry, in Victoria’s northeastern suburbs. Read more »
The old Talbot Quarry has been progressively backfilled but a large section of the site remains an open quarry.

Independent panel turns down rezoning application

A Victorian Government panel has released its report on a developer’s bid to rezone the former Talbot Quarry site in Melbourne’s renowned sand belt region. Read more »


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