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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 »
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 »

Attachments
New haul trucks enhanced for lower emissions, fuel savings

As part of a global launch, operators have viewed Komatsu’s latest generation of intelligent, “ultra-low” emission, fuel-efficient earthmoving machines. Damian Christie spoke to representatives about what Komatsu’s latest articulated and rigid haulers can offer the quarrying application. Read more »
Despite being a minute slower than its competitor, the PR 776 pushed 3278 tonnes of material in just over two hours and 40 minutes.

Attachments
Dozer impresses in mine trials

A quarry-spec dozer has been trialled in a large mine setting in northeastern New South Wales – with promising results. Read more »
A concept illustration of a future all-electric, “emission-free” quarry.

Attachments
Testing underway at world's first 'emission-free' quarry

The quest for a ‘diesel-free’ site has begun, with a major earthmoving manufacturer and a Swedish aggregates company trialling all-electric load and haul vehicles in a quarrying environment. Read more »
The TS 1542 radial stacker (left) automatically stockpiles material from the TS 1524 link conveyors (right) to create a 300m x 150m heap leach level pad.

Attachments
Could mobile conveying replace earthmoving equipment?

While load and haul fleets remain dominant in the quarrying application, a couple of international case studies suggest that mobile conveyors can be just as valuable in the transportation of aggregate from the face to the stockpile. Read more »

Education
The NEG: is it a viable energy policy?

It’s the policy that figuratively ended the career of another Prime Minister. But what was the National Energy Guarantee? Dr Kerry Schott spoke to Damian Christie about what the NEG could mean for the extractive industry. Read more »

Screens & Feeders
Optimising screening performance through screen media design

The efficiency of screening processes is influenced by the choice of suitable screen media. The key to optimisation is the individual, process-orientated set-up of the screen media. Suppliers can offer this advice through a screen performance assessment and technical support. Read more »


 


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