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Anaconda conveyors will be a key part of McLanahan’s new line of modular wash systems.

Plant manufacturers combine forces

Mobile plant specialist Anaconda Equipment has joined the McLanahan Corporation’s family of companies. 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 »
Two heavy-duty Volvo CE excavators “pirouette” in an Eskilstuna quarry, each with a smaller counterpart in tow.

Hollywood star oversees excavator boot camp

Volvo Construction Equipment has teamed up with Swedish star Dolph Lundgren to showcase its excavators in a stunt-filled mini-movie Pump It Up. Read more »
How the ramp worked. Image courtesy of Yannis Gourdon/ Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale.

New discovery sheds light on ancient quarrying technique

Recent discoveries reveal how the ancient Egyptians moved stone blocks from the alabaster quarries of Hatnub, north of modern day Luxor, during the reign of King Khufu in the Fourth Dynasty. 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 »
Komatsu is set to hire 300 technicians across Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 »


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