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The boom in public infrastructure projects, particularly in Melbourne, has contributed to a record production year for the concrete, cement and aggregates industries.

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Strong demand drives record production year

More than 30 million cubic metres of pre-mixed concrete were produced across Australia in the 2017 calendar year, according to a survey commissioned by Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia. Read more »
Boral is seeking to modify the road transport limits from its Dunmore Quarry (pictured).

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Consent changes sought for Dunmore quarry

Boral is seeking a modification to the current planning consent for transport from its Dunmore quarry in New South Wales. Read more »
Santin Quarry Products, in Blakebrook, NSW, will now be able to expand the rate of extraction at its 15ha site on Rosehill Road (pictured). Image courtesy of Google Maps.

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Site’s life expectancy extended to 2036

A northern NSW municipality has granted an application to extend the life of a Blakebrook quarry until 2036. Read more »
Work at Ekibin Quarry, one of Brisbane’s earliest extractive sites, in the 1950s. Photo courtesy of The Courier Mail.

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Development plans for former site

The area around Stephens Mountain, Brisbane, which includes the former Ekibin quarry, has been approved for future development. 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.

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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.

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Slate pits recommended for world heritage status

The quarries of northwest Wales have been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Read more »

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Exceptional performance in tough conditions

Today’s industrial operations depend on housed unit bearings to keep things moving – particularly in demanding conditions and dirty environments. Read more »
Two heavy-duty Volvo CE excavators “pirouette” in an Eskilstuna quarry, each with a smaller counterpart in tow.

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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.

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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 tennessean.com

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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.

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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 »
Zhong Yin Group is proposing to transform the site of a former military training camp in Darley, Victoria into a sand quarry.

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Sand mine operator tests community waters

There are plans to turn the site of a former Second World War training camp in Darley, Victoria, into a sand mine. Read more »


 


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