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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 »

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Assessing operational risk for market value purposes

Assessing a quarry’s operational risk is a key aspect of determining the market value of the operating business or its geological resource as an asset. Chartered surveyors Shaun Barry and Darren Herdman explain. Read more »

Education
The NEG: is it a viable energy policy?

It’s the policy that figuratively ended the career of another Prime Minister. But what was the National Energy Guarantee? Dr Kerry Schott spoke to Damian Christie about what the NEG could mean for the extractive industry. Read more »
The Tsurumi LH series high head 316 grade stainless steel pumps are suitable for extractive applications.

Maintenance
Self-priming, submersible innovations for extractive applications

Why self-priming and submersible pumps are proving invaluable in dewatering and applications. Read more »
Safety monitoring alerts quarry sites to slope instability or non-compliant berms.

Drill & Blast
How on-site innovations could attract the future workforce

The Australian construction sector appears set for a buoyant few years. Yet, according to a recent report, negative perceptions about the extractive industry could impede future growth and productivity. Carlos Gonzalez explains how industry innovation could overturn these perceptions. Read more »
Astec’s FT2618VM is the high frequency screen with the ‘most runs on the board’.

Mobile Plant
High frequency screening: from piles to profit

What are the product innovations that have generated a renewal of interest in high frequency screens? Read more »

President's Desk
New talent to enhance quarrying institute

As the IQA prepares for a busy end to the year, Clayton Hill advises of changes at the helm designed to continue the Institute's commitment to quality education. Read more »

Editor's Desk
Why the extractive industry can lead in the energy policy vaccum

CMIC 18 was notable for industry members' expression of dissatisfaction with our national government and Canberra politics in general. Damian Christie argues that the time is right for the industry to show leadership on energy policy - in spite of the Federal Government. Read more »


 


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