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A geological framework of the Gold Coast and hinterland, circa 2011. The CCAA and leading construction materials companies in Queensland are calling for reforms to the state’s quarry approvals system.

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Sector calls for faster approvals of key materials

Leading construction materials companies have united in Queensland to advocate for reforms of the existing quarry approvals system. Read more »
Diverseco subsidiary AccuWeigh has been operating since 1992 and offers the extractive industry the LoadMaster 100 Alpha on-board measuring scale (inset).

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Weighing equipment companies unite under single banner

The conglomerate behind industrial measurement systems manufacturers AccuWeigh and Ultrahawke has amalgamated its subsidiaries to operate under the name Diverseco. Read more »
(L-R) Orca Civil Products director Alan Travers, Deakin University engineering student Dikshit Modgil and Deakin senior engineering lecturer Riyadh Al-Ameri.

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Researchers’ concrete findings on glass

Researchers at Deakin University’s School of Engineering have developed a new type of concrete made from ground recycled glass. Read more »
Plant and equipment at work before the quarry was shut down. Image courtesy of Frontier.

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Quarry on ice stalls highway upgrade

The exclusion of a foreign-owned quarrying operation from a major road project is having knock-on effects for communities and threatening an uneasy peace in a region near the Myanmar/Thailand border. Read more »
The proposed West Mooreville Quarry is located 7km southwest of Burnie, Tasmania.

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EPA backs new Tasmanian quarry

The Tasmanian Environmental Protection Authority has supported a plan by Wacks Crushing to convert a non-commercial gravel pit into an operational quarry with some conditions. Read more »
McCloskey International’s C44 mobile cone crusher in operation. Despite the Metso acquisition, the McCloskey brand will continue in its own right.

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Metso acquires McCloskey in landmark deal

Metso has signed a $CAD420 million ($AUD457 million) agreement to acquire McCloskey International in a deal designed to expand its product offering and client base. Read more »
Reconophalt is poured at the waterfront community of Port Coogee in Western Australia. Image courtesy of Frasers Property.

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Suburban roads paved with sustainable asphalt

Two Western Australian suburban projects are using recycled material to build more sustainable roads. Read more »
The outcrop of dolerite on the former Aboriginal quarry site, which was a valuable source for the production of stone axes.

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Prized ancient quarry recognised

The site of a former quarry, once used by Aboriginals to make stone axes, has been found on agricultural land near the ACT/NSW border. Read more »
Many of the quarries in and around Caen are well-preserved time capsules, filled with traces of the civilians who hid there and their ordeals during the D-Day offensive.

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The sites that provided refuge on D-Day

To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, a quarry in northern France that sheltered thousands of civilians is being ‘preserved’ by 3-D modelling and will be able to be ‘toured’ as soon as next year. Read more »
Victoria’s Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio in the passenger seat of a truck destined to take the new asphalt plant’s first shipment to a Victorian road project.

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Producer launches dual recycling plants

Alex Fraser Group has officially flicked the switch on its new $20 million glass recycling and sustainable asphalt plants. Read more »
The accident occurred in the 150m deep pit at the BINGO Industries waste disposal operation in Eastern Creek. Image courtesy of the Nine Network.

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Worker fatally buried in former quarry

SafeWork New South Wales has urged caution when working near mobile plant after a bulldozer recently buried two workers under tonnes of waste at a quarry-turned-landfill. Read more »
Personnel from Komatsu, Cummins, Rio Tinto, and other project and service providers, celebrate the delivery of the 100th MCRS repower engine module.

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Mental health wins in engine program milestone

Komatsu Australia and engine supplier Cummins have helped raise more than $19,000 for mental health after reaching a major milestone with Rio Tinto. Read more »
The former Puketutu Island quarry will be filled with 4.4 million tonnes of biosolids.

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From quarry to human dung hole

A former quarry on a sacred Maori island in New Zealand is being rehabilitated in a world first biosolids project – using treated human faeces. Read more »
Manod Quarry today. There is little sign now (as then) that it was once housed some of Britain’s national treasures. Image courtesy of bbc.co.uk

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Unassuming Welsh site’s vital wartime role

Quarries have been repurposed for the most unusual of assignments, but few in history can match the importance of Manod Quarry in north Wales. Read more »
The Lokotrack ST2.8 screen quickly produces spawning stones of different sizes.

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Production of spawning stones for freshwater trout

A mobile screen has proven its versatility with an unusual contribution to the freshwater environment. Read more »

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