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The Walrus and the Carpenter weep at the sight of such ‘quantities’ of sand.

Geology
Such quantities of sand, indeed

With the Australian summer – and beach weather – upon us, Bill Langer reflects on the industrial uses of silica sand and how it complies with rigorous standards … Read more »
Richard Featherstone’s skill and knowledge of ground engaging tools and castings made him welcome on quarry and supplier sites throughout Victoria.

Then & Now
Richard Featherstone: A 'character' among his peers

While not strictly a member of the Institute of Quarrying, Richard Featherstone will be familiar to many long-time members of the Institute and the Victorian extractive industry as a supplier. Read more »
Zhong Yin Group is proposing to transform the site of a former military training camp in Darley, Victoria into a sand quarry.

News
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 »

News
Disruption, supply issues dominate CMIC 18

With its theme of ‘Building Tomorrow’s Australia’, 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. Damian Christie reports. Read more »
In Burton-upon-Trent, UK, brewers use water from springs with rocks containing gypsum (pictured).

Geology
The geology of beer

We all know geology – and quarrying – contributes enormously to our infrastructure and our lifestyles. As Bill Langer explains, geology also plays a crucial role in the fermentation of one of life’s other great “necessities” … Read more »
The geodesic biome domes at the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK. The project is at an old clay pit that was a working quarry for 160 years.

Case Studies
Bruce Harvey: Quarry repurposing and regeneration

While there are international examples of quarries succeeding in their post-working lives, Australia has generally been behind the curve. Bruce Harvey explains how extractive companies, regulators and communities can collaborate on innovative post-closure uses for extractive sites. Read more »
Conveyor belt covers can minimise belt mistracking problems and reduce instances of injury to workers.

Conveying
Cover up: Dust covers, guards protect people, environment

In an age when quarries are being closely monitored for their dust and noise emissions, and attention to safety, Neil Kinder argues it is only logical that operations should consider dust covers for their conveyors. Read more »
New IQA CEO Kylie Fahey (second from right) with President Clayton Hill (far right) at the presentation of members' certificates at the Women in Quarrying conference in Perth on 26 October.

News
New CEO spells out education vision

Kylie Fahey, the new IQA CEO, says she is focused on enhancing member engagement, and broadening access to education within the Institute and connectivity in the extractive industry. Read more »
The debate team were uproarious. L-R: Martin Reid, Clayton Hill, Jen Dainer, Keith George and Leanne Parker.

News
Women in Quarrying conference full of ‘fizz’, verve

The 2018 SA Women in Quarrying Conference was a grand success – with a combination of personal and technical presentations, offset by bouts of good humour. Read more »
Komatsu is set to hire 300 technicians across Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia.

News
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 »
The Rockhampton Regional Council granted approval for a granite quarry at Kabra, Bouldercombe, in a little over three months.

News
Council gives nod for granite quarry in record time

Bucking the trend of delayed approvals and rejections, a Queensland council has given the green light to a regional quarry for granite extraction in less than four months. Read more »
The sandstone-constructed Ross Bridge, flanked by the village’s Uniting Church building. Photo courtesy of exploroz.com

News
Historic site to become tourist drawcard

A disused Tasmanian sandstone quarry could become a major tourist attraction with an injection of state funds. Read more »


 


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