wash

Customised wash plant raises fortune of sand business

 

Kingscliff Sands, in northern New South Wales, has endured a lot for a start-up business – a global pandemic, an uncertain economy and adverse weather. Its choice of wet processing plant has been a boost in such trying times. Damian Christie reports.

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Earthmoving gear meets the cut – block by block

 

Although a subspecialty of the extractive industry, dimension stone quarrying is a significant part of Australia’s heritage – and continues to add flair and innovation to building infrastructure. A near century-old leader in the field explains how its extractive techniques differ to regular quarries and draw on fit for purpose earthmoving equipment to manufacture its products.

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trommel

Tricon supplies demand with adaptable trommel

 

The M518R trommel, manufactured by MDS International, is becoming a regular fixture of the recycling aggregates market, particularly as Australian industry embraces opportunities to develop substitutes for conventional quarry products. 

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Pinnacle Hire

Pinnacle Hire reduce water supply cost by thinking outside the hose

 

Pinnacle Hire has recently inspected a pump application for water supply in Gippsland, Victoria – and helped the client ease a hefty diesel bill from inefficient hose applications. 

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IQA2021: Re-Think, Re-Source, Re-Engage

 

The premier conference for the extractive and associated industries, the 62nd Institute of Quarrying Australia National Conference – to be hosted from 5 to 7 October, 2021 – will showcase the city of Newcastle, and provide opportunities to re-connect through an innovative and engaging program.

We invite you to REGISTER NOW.

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Fine aggregates put to the test: A proficiency program

 

More than 25 laboratories affiliated with quarrying operations have recently participated in the first round of a fine aggregates proficiency testing program to assess the strengths and purities of construction materials. Proficiency Testing Australia co-ordinated the program and analysed the results.

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