Geology, Geology Talk

Steel: A global product for the US market

In 2018 the USA imposed steel tariffs on all but four countries outside North America (including Australia). Bill Langer explains …
Geology, Geology Talk

Celebrating a golden anniversary

Bill Langer this month commemorates a milestone in his personal life, but will his wife Pam accept his golden gift?
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 ...
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. <strong>Clayton Hill</strong> explains the benefits of the revamped program for members and how it will contribute to sustainable growth and longevity for the Institute ...
Geology Talk

Made to order screens

Locker Group’s extensive range of screen media, which is renowned for its efficiency and extended wear life, can now be customised to quarrying producers’ expectations.
Geology Talk

Hey! Have you got rocks in your head?

Continuing his exploration of the periodic table, <strong>Bill Langer</strong> this month examines the mineral elements on which the brain relies for sustenance and growth …
Editor's Desk

Taking on Tier 4 engines

Tier 4 Final engines are not compulsory in Australia but, thanks to the innovations of OEMs, the nation is inexorably following the global transition in engine evolution. For operations feeling the ‘pressure’ to switch, how they approach the change could be vital to implementing fuel savings.
Soap Box

Is it ‘game over’ for the diesel engine?

The diesel engine has become a highly efficient power source – but how much further does it have to go? Dr Staffan Lundgren discusses the engine’s development and what its future may look like.
Geology, Geology Talk, International News, News

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.
Geology Talk

Tramp metal removal system

Matching a powerful magnetic separator alongside a smart metal detector is the best defence against unwanted tramp metal which can be dangerous and damage expensive equipment.
Geology Talk

Council gives nod for granite quarry in record time

Bucking the trend of delayed approvals and rejections, a Queensland council has given the green light to a regional quarry for granite extraction in less than four months.

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