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The bluestone quarry at Carn Goedog, almost 290km away from Stonehenge. (Source: UCL)

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New discoveries shed light on Stonehenge mysteries

Excavations at two quarries in Wales provide new evidence of megalith quarrying 5000 years ago, according to a study led by London’s University College. Read more »

Editor's Desk
Are you prepared for the fourth industrial revolution?

The Internet of Things is becoming an all-pervasive part of business systems yet various industries seem unprepared for it - or understand how to use it. Damian Christie reflects on where the quarrying industry currently sits in relation to the IoT - fortunately it's not all that far behind, and it's not a platform to be feared or dismissed ... Read more »

President's Desk
Education pathways for workers in a demanding environment

With the quarrying industry competing for talent at a time when the current generation of the workforce is spoiled for choice, Clayton Hill outlines some of the IQA's initiatives for vocational and educational training - for new entrants and long-term industry members ... Read more »
A map of Siberia and Alaska showing Beringia as the tan areas. Image courtesy of the US National Park Service.

Geology
Beringia: The Siberia to Alaska 'bridge'

An inquiry from a secondary school student about the impact of geology on humans has prompted Bill Langer to revisit the theory behind ‘Beringia’, the supposed ‘land bridge’ between Siberia and Alaska … Read more »
Ancient Egyptian artisans lavishly decorated tombs with gold and gold objects, such as on Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s mask (front and rear). It is fashioned from two layers of high carat gold.

Geology
Celebrating a golden anniversary

Bill Langer this month commemorates a milestone in his personal life – but will his wife Pam accept his golden gift? Read more »

Editor's Desk
Will the good ships of quarrying encounter stormy weather?

The crystal ball is back! Damian Christie discusses which states and territories are getting the most out of our current infrastructure boom - and as a result whether the quarrying industry is equipped to leverage off this activity ... Read more »

President's Desk
Gearing up for a busy 2019 in professional development

The IQA is poised to revamp its education and training offerings this year. Clayton Hill explains the benefits of the revamped program for members and how it will contribute to sustainable growth and longevity for the Institute ... Read more »
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 »

President's Desk
Celebrating the wins and successes of 2018

As we wind up for another year, Clayton Hill urges IQA members to take a step back and appreciate and celebrate what they have achieved over the past 12 months. Read more »

Editor's Desk
Why quarrying makes a great stocking filler

Are you stumped about presents for your loved ones this festive season? Damian Christie recommends gifts that educate, as well as entertain, them about the quarrying industry. 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 »

President's Desk
Sharing best environmental practice within the industry

The extractive industry isn't credited enough for its work in the environment and sustainability space. Clayton Hill outlines the work the IQA does to showcase the industry's best environmental practices. Read more »

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'Scratching the surface' of legacy sites

An ongoing construction project shows that quarries need not be just holes in the ground after their working lives cease. As Damian Christie explains, there are quite innovative and imaginative ways in which quarries can be repurposed - for the benefits of their neighbouring communities. 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.

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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 road cut alongside the exit ramp to Bill Langer’s neighbourhood has an interesting story to tell …

Geology
Rocks - the oldest storytellers

Every rock in the nearest pit, quarry or road cut has an interesting story to tell, according to Bill Langer. Some rocks near the highway exit to his neighbourhood have a particularly interesting yarn … Read more »

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