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A chainsaw blade tipped with diamond cutting segments is one of the tools used to quarry Portland dimension stone. Image courtesy: <em>Dorset Echo.</em>

Urban encroachment doesn’t stop quarry

An innovative underground quarry operation has allowed valuable dimension stone to be extracted while urban life continues above. Read more »
The new library features a drill core viewing area.

New rock drill core library opens

A newly constructed, state of the art facility will soon provide access to more than 100 years of geological information. Read more »
USG’s Plaster City gypsum quarry was selected as the site of the Planetary Deep Drill’s first field tests.

Space drill tested at gypsum quarry

A gypsum quarry has been used to test a prototype space drill that scientists hope will one day reveal the sub-surface secrets of other planets. Read more »
Between each blast, a 22-tonne excavator with bucket and chains crawls over the shot rock to raise and relocate the mats for the next blast.

Drill & Blast
Alpine blasting and quarrying

Most quarrying activities on average occur around 10 or more metres below sea level. However, as Damian Christie discovered, blasting and excavation can occur nearly 2000 metres above sea level too. He journeyed to Mount Hotham to see alpine quarrying in motion. Read more »
Prototypes for space use have been built based on a Cat 287 C skid steer loader.

Caterpillar joins the space race

The reality of mining on asteroids is growing, with Caterpillar teaming up with NASA to develop it. Read more »

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