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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.

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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 »
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 »

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New haul trucks enhanced for lower emissions, fuel savings

As part of a global launch, operators have viewed Komatsu’s latest generation of intelligent, “ultra-low” emission, fuel-efficient earthmoving machines. Damian Christie spoke to representatives about what Komatsu’s latest articulated and rigid haulers can offer the quarrying application. Read more »
Despite being a minute slower than its competitor, the PR 776 pushed 3278 tonnes of material in just over two hours and 40 minutes.

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Dozer impresses in mine trials

A quarry-spec dozer has been trialled in a large mine setting in northeastern New South Wales – with promising results. Read more »
A concept illustration of a future all-electric, “emission-free” quarry.

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Testing underway at world's first 'emission-free' quarry

The quest for a ‘diesel-free’ site has begun, with a major earthmoving manufacturer and a Swedish aggregates company trialling all-electric load and haul vehicles in a quarrying environment. Read more »
All-electric and hybrid vehicles may represent the future of quarrying but may not completely eliminate factors behind the total cost of ownership.

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Will electric construction equipment solve the TCO dilemma?

As earthmoving equipment businesses trial all-electric or hybrid vehicles, fuel costs may change in the future. Brian O’Sullivan explains why the formula for the total cost of ownership of a fleet of construction vehicles in an all-electric future could be just as complex as it is today. Read more »
The TS 1542 radial stacker (left) automatically stockpiles material from the TS 1524 link conveyors (right) to create a 300m x 150m heap leach level pad.

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Could mobile conveying replace earthmoving equipment?

While load and haul fleets remain dominant in the quarrying application, a couple of international case studies suggest that mobile conveyors can be just as valuable in the transportation of aggregate from the face to the stockpile. Read more »
Alex Fraser’s asphalt crew laying down PolyPave in Stanley Street, Richmond.

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Plastic, glass paves the way for ‘greener’ roads

A new, sustainable asphalt product containing recycled plastic, glass and asphalt has been successfully trialled in Melbourne’s City of Yarra precinct. Read more »
The Broken Head Quarry (pictured) in Byron Bay has agreed to rehabilitate and revegetate its exhausted site.

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Site’s environmental role in landmark outcome

Collaboration between a quarry owner and a state planning and environment agency has led to a conservation breakthrough. Read more »
An Austroads study has recommended non-standard materials be used for rural roads.

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Alternative materials for rural road construction

Road traffic peak body Austroads has published a report on the use of non-standard materials for rural roads. These alternative materials could lower pressures on the supply of virgin aggregate.
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Boots on ground for record product launch

As part of a global product launch, operators have had a glimpse at Komatsu’s latest generation of intelligent, “ultra-low” emissions, fuel-efficient earthmoving machines. Damian Christie spoke to Komatsu representatives about what some of these machines can offer the quarrying application. Read more »

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Snowy 2.0: Transitioning to a decarbonised economy

Snowy 2.0 is a pumped hydro expansion of the iconic Snowy Hydro Scheme that could power up to 500,000 homes through a new network of tunnels and power stations. Snowy Hydro’s Gordon Wymer spoke to Quarry about the scheme ahead of his presentation at CMIC 18. Read more »


 

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