Editor's Desk

Modern crushing, screening technology showcased at PNG quarry

A joint Franco-Australian-Papuan project to rapidly erect a new, contemporary processing plant for a Papua New Guinea quarry operation is the first shot in the Pacific nation’s quest to modernise its infrastructure.
Editor's Desk

Fatigue alert tech earns record revenue

An Australian suppler of a safety technology that scans drivers’ faces to detect tiredness and inattention expects to celebrate record financial results.
Geology Talk

Council goes mobile for road construction program

The Regional Council of Goyder, 154km north of Adelaide, covers a vast area of 6681km<sup>2</sup>. To allow transport movements throughout this district the council works department has constructed and maintains a network of more than 3000km of sealed and unsealed roads.
Editor's Desk

Quarry to expand, operate for longer

A state government has acknowledged the benefits of allowing a quarry to expand its operation and extend its life by an additional 30 years.
Soap Box

Loaders with more power, less emissions

Terex compact machines with Tier 4i/ EU Stage IIIB compliant engines provide more power, with the TL120 wheel loader increasing in power by approximately 16 per cent and the TW85 wheeled excavator increasing by approximately 11 per cent. 
Soap Box

Technology unlocks fuel efficiency

Engineers at Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) are developing Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) that could reduce fuel consumption by up to 30 per cent in certain applications and increase safety.
Editor's Desk

Are you smarter than a third grader?

This month Bill Langer takes a trip back to the classroom ? and discovers that kids are more perceptive about rocks and minerals than the average adult!
Editor's Desk

Enhancing educational initiatives, benefits for the quarrying industry

IQA President <b>Wayne Scott</b> reflects on the Institute's Education Foundation which continues to provide much needed seed funding for members of the quarrying industry to further their professional development and training.
Editor's Desk

WA remains the state for workers

Specialty human resources firm Ranstad?s Workmonitor reports maintain that Western Australia?s employment sector is strong with local and overseas interest.
Geology Talk

Revenge of the Gravel Monkeys

<b>Bill Langer</b> explains this issue why he would like to take <i>The Big Bang Theory</i>’s main character, Sheldon Cooper, by the scruff of his neck out into the desert to teach him a thing or two about the importance of geology …
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