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Two decades of Queensland exhibitions

Mackay will be the host city for the 10th Queensland Mining & Engineering (QME) exhibition to be held from 24 to 26 July, 2012 at the Mackay Showgrounds and also at the Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre.
Regulation News

New Guidelines on Route Assessment in NSW

New South Wales Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is revising its Route Assessment Guidelines for restricted access vehicles in order to improve road safety and provide greater productivity.
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The Growing Role of Simulators in Load and Haul

Training operators to work safely and productively in quarrying operations delivers skills improvement. Now, a new trend has companies analysing skills development and measuring its impact on the bottom line. Alexander Robinson explains.
Supplier News

Quarries third most unwanted projects in US

A US survey in land use and real estate development suggests that quarries are the third most unwanted type of development after landfills and casinos.
Supplier News

BAEconomics report puts Rio Tinto on autopilot

A more automated future for Australian mining should prove to be of substantial benefit on many fronts, according to a recent BAEconomics report commissioned by Rio Tinto.
Supplier News

Penrice super contract win

South Australia?s South Road Superway contract for the supply of quarry aggregates has been awarded to Penrice Soda Holdings Limited, a South Australian limestone mine operator.
OH&S News

Achieving energy efficiency in the drill and blast process

To achieve energy efficiency - and ultimately carbon reduction - in the drill and blast process is a matter of continuous trial and error. Olav Kvist explains how it boils down to personnel and the information and tools at their disposal.
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Wireless indicate system puts excavators on target

<div>Topcon Positioning Systems has launched a new X-22 2D wireless indicate system for excavators that eliminates the need for cables and is easily transferred between machines.</div><div><br></div>
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Driller has close shave with quarry blast

A sub-contractor undertaking drilling operations, who was missed off a pre-blast checklist, escaped injury after being in close proximity to a blast in a Tasmanian quarry last year. 
Regulation News

Women?s network for mining launched

<div>The New South Wales Minerals Council will launch a new initiative to attract and retain women in the state's mining industry.</div>
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Loader scales deliver cost savings for contractor

On-board weighing systems for wheel loaders can improve efficiency and reduce costs, especially for projects that would otherwise require the installation of a mobile weighbridge, according to an earthmoving and civil construction contractor.