Glass-like grains can constantly creep, research says

 

A study has found sand and soil in downhill formations can ‘creep’, despite a lack of disturbance, with an almost liquid-like nature. This has posed a raft of questions for those building, working or living near such materials and geographies.

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Weir Minerals simplifies dewatering pumps

 

Ideally suited to a range of fluid management applications including quarrying and industrial dewatering, the Multiflo SJG pump design combines a light-weight pump design with proven materials technology for long wear-life, reliability, and ease of maintenance.

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Andromeda’s meteoric rise continues at Great White

 

The rise of Andromeda Metals has raised eyebrows in 2021, as its Great White halloysite-kaolin mine in South Australia has progressed from a mining application to an offtake agreement worth more than $49 million per year.

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‘We Built This City’ – GSR under the spotlight

 

As part of CDE Global’s Engineering Insights virtual event, several specialists in the area of construction materials supply and demand convened for a presentation on the growth of global cities.

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Mining and METS economic contribution

Mining and METS deliver $241.9bn to Australian economy

 

Australia’s mining companies and mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector have contributed 12.4 per cent of the Australian economy’s value, according to a report from Deloitte Access Economics.

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CCAA: COVID-safe construction essential to Australia’s recovery

 

Ken Slattery, the chief executive officer of the peak body for Australia’s heavy construction materials industry, has warned in an opinion piece that the capacity for the industry to be an engine for the nation’s post-pandemic economic recovery is being hindered by snap lockdowns.

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Telestack Aggstack

Diverse range of ore sorting equipment up for auction

Slattery Auctions has announced its latest online event for ore processing equipment, with a range of premium screens, stackers, conveyors, spare parts and more on offer to the highest bidder. Read more

Regulator

Research paper warns of the sociological impacts of sand extraction

 

There are new calls for the sustainability of global sand supplies as researchers take a holistic view of how humans use sand throughout the supply chain.

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Belgian monks protect beer from quarry expansion

 

A Belgian chalk quarry has been denied the chance to expand its footprint after a group of Trappist monks insisted doing so would risk contaminating the spring water they use in producing a rare beer.

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