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The quarry face demonstration area continued to be one of Hillhead’s biggest attractions.

Hillhead 2018: An industry showpiece

With 546 exhibitors and almost 20,000 trade visitors in attendance, Hillhead 2018 – one of the world’s largest outdoor trade exhibitions - broke plenty of records. Read more »
From right: Chris Hemsworth, Taika Waititi and Tessa Thompson at Oxenford Quarry.

Quarry’s cameo in comic book film

A quarry in Australia has been used to film scenes for the third film in Marvel Studio’s Thor franchise. Read more »
The Great Hall at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Brisbane the perfect stage for building productivity

Next month, the Australian construction materials industry will convene in Brisbane for the biennial Construction Materials Industry Conference – CMIC14. Read more »
Portable plant set-up in the past was a cumbersome, time-consuming operation.

Ensuring quick, safe and easy mobile plant set-up

The beauty of mobile crushing and screening plant, versus its static cousins, is that it is easily transportable, whether that be closer to the face or elsewhere in the pit – or even to another pit entirely. Three US-based plant experts give their thoughts on how you should move your equipment quickly, safely and efficiently. Read more »
Gary Bashford at the site of an active volcano in Antarctica.

Gary Basford: Between two worlds

Gary Basford’s working life was almost equally divided between first the public service and then private enterprise. In doing so, Gary became a successful, respected representative of both spheres. Doug Prosser delves into the background of this Queensland Fellow. Read more »
IQA President Wayne Scott

Why quarrying is a good news story

IQA President Wayne Scott explores why IQA is a success story amidst the gloom of the economy. Read more »
Three stone huts at the quarry were damaged in the storms and floods of 2011.

Flood recovery complete at heritage quarry

As part of the Victorian Government's $19.7 million flood recovery program, the heritage-listed Heatherlie Quarry in Stawell, Victoria, is the latest recovery project completed in the Grampians National Park. Read more »
Stonemasons were asked to fashion six metre tall columns.

Miracle in stone

An Israeli archaeologist says he has found the site of a sixth century miracle documented by the Byzantine historian Procopius of Caesarea. Read more »
Hanson's Wolffdene quarry is reaching out to local students with a safety initiative.

Quarry collaborates on road safety program

Exposure to the quarry industry is a first step to ensuring that tomorrow’s young adults recognise the value of quarries as well as promoting road safety. Read more »
Paverock Quarry is using a sugar conveyor to load barges in Bundaberg.

Sugar conveyor sweetens the load

Paverock Quarry near Childers in Queensland is meeting increasing demand for its products for use at the Curtis Island liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants. Read more »
WorkSafe has a series of sessions to help with OH&S issues.

On the road again with WorkSafe

WorkSafe’s annual roadshow begins soon with 19 metropolitan and country locations on the plan from 15 May to 19 June. Read more »
A proposed solar power array for a US quarry comes under scrutiny.

Controversial solar powered quarry in US

Gibraltar Quarry in the US state of New Jersey is planning to construct a solar array to power its operations. However, the idea is meeting some resistance, with hearings continuing. Read more »


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