Toeing the line: Blasting practices to control quarry floors, correct toes

It is all too easy to blame geology for the toe and elevated floor problems in quarries. Anthony and Calvin Konya explain how the quality of explosives and other factors can contribute to inconsistent, unsatisfactory blast outcomes – while outlining measures that will keep these factors within the correct margins of human error. Read more

Inaugural bulk handling solutions event to connect multiple industries

Australia’s largest bulk handling event is being touted as a key opportunity for quarry operators to gain insight into innovations that will shape the future of dust control, safety, screening and crushing, productivity and more. Read more

Thinking about our workforce’s future skills, professional development

Geelong was a wonderful host for the IQA’s 62nd annual conference in October. The city itself showcased a progressive region that supports infrastructure growth, tourism, agriculture and light industry. The theme – The Future of Quarrying – was apt for the region as we had the privilege of visiting Barro Point Wilson and Boral Deer Park Quarries.

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