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Western Australia’s first Indigenous quarry will supply ballast for the Koodaideri mine’s 170km rail line.

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Indigenous-run quarry to supply Rio Tinto mine build

Western Australia’s first Indigenous-owned and operated quarry will be established to supply railway ballast for a $3.5 billion Rio Tinto mine in the region. Read more »
Newcastle Sand is set to construct its Williamtown sand mine after reaching a settlement with residents. It already has loaders ready to go in the yard.

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Settlement paves way for sand project

An operator in the Port Stephens area is set to commence construction of a 42ha quarry after successful mediation with neighbouring residents. Read more »
An asphalt premix containing a high density plastic, courtesy of Alex Fraser Group. The Victorian Government is already encouraging the use of recyclable materials in public projects.

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Public projects may kickstart domestic recycling solution

State governments may be required to spend a percentage of their procurement budgets on recycled materials for public projects, under a new Federal Government proposal. Read more »
Engineered wetlands (foreground) near the former Baldwin’s Quarry site (background) protect the Whangamarino Heritage Wetlands (right) from industrial run-off.

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Commitment to protected wetland nets prestigious award

A Kiwi quarry operator who engineered a wetland filtration system to prevent run-off in his quarry polluting an adjacent world heritage conservation site has received the Institute of Quarrying’s most prestigious award. Read more »
Hanson’s Dave Leahy and Nick Dennis, with MP Leeanne Enoch, accept the Queensland environmental award for a stormwater project at Wolffdene Quarry.

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Big players dominate innovation awards

Industry heavy hitters Boral and Hanson have featured prominently at the state level 2019 CCAA Innovation Awards. Read more »
Expansion plans at Barro Group’s Mount Cotton Quarry will resume following long-term resistance from Redland City Council.

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Barro defeats council in Mt Cotton appeal

Barro Group has successfully challenged a Redland City Council decision that sought to halt its Mount Cotton Quarry extension, the latest twist in a long-running saga. Read more »
Maxam MSU trucks deliver RIOFLEX bulk watergel to an extractive site. The high energy bulk explosive will now be manufactured at Maxam’s new premises at the WA Government’s McLarty State Explosives Facility, 120km south of Perth.

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Private operators subscribe to new WA explosives facility

Blasting solutions provider Maxam Australia has opened two manufacturing sites at the Western Australian Government’s new McLarty State Explosives Facility, 120km south of Perth. Read more »
A concept illustration of a future all-electric, “emission-free” quarry.

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Survey reveals challenges of an electric-dependent future

A new survey has revealed that the effective electrification of the extractive sector would require a reskilled workforce but could benefit from non-competitive attitudes amongst operators and equipment manufacturers. Read more »
Hanson Australia currently operates 73 quarries nationwide, including the former Rocla Quarry Products site at Calga, NSW.

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Hanson parent balances economic, environmental targets

Following record sales and profit figures, global aggregates producer HeidelbergCement has moved to prioritise climate protection by committing to ambitious emission reduction targets. Read more »
A Second World War guard post today conceals the entrance to the limestone cave discovered at Forbes Quarry in 1848.

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DNA test unlocks Neanderthal mysteries at Forbes Quarry

New DNA testing methods have revealed fresh details about some of the first Neanderthal remains ever found at a European quarry 170 years ago. Read more »
Buzz Aldrin beside the ‘passive seismic experiment package’, with the Eagle lunar module in the background.

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Geological significance of Apollo 11 mission lives on

As the world marvels at the engineering feat that was Apollo 11, the ensuing five decades have shown the mission played an equally important role in advancing geological science. Read more »
The Structural Dynamics Lab’s facility manager David Friberg instructs Ottawa Citizen reporter Tom Spears on the ins-and-outs of the vehicle vibrations facility.

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High tech simulator replicates wear and tear within minutes

The Canadian Government has built a state of the art heavy vehicle-testing simulator that can replicate 30 years of vehicle deterioration in a matter of weeks. Read more »
The free of charge <em>Mining & Quarry Industry Guide to Workplace Safety 2019/20</em> is now available to order.

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Updated safety guide aims to reduce injury, fatality

The latest edition of a wall-mountable workplace safety guide has been released, helping further promote a risk-averse culture in today’s quarrying and mining sectors. Read more »
An Outotec sand processing plant in Australia. Outotec and Metso have announced a merger, to be completed in the second quarter of 2020.

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Finnish rivals Metso and Outotec to merge

Metso is merging with Finnish compatriot and rival mineral sector manufacturer Outotec, forming a new global producer of technology and equipment for the resource processing sectors. Read more »
At the end of August, all Queensland extractive workplaces will be required to conduct specific on-site discussions between management and operational staff about risks and safe practice.

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Fatalities force Queensland extractive sector to take stock

Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia will help facilitate an industry-wide ‘safety reset’, following a recent spate of fatalities in Queensland’s resources sector. Read more »

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