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How microbes survive and thrive in coal seams

A research team has studied the ability for some microbial communities to exist within coal-fired gas vents, turning lethal substances into energy.
Editor's Desk, Education, Features, Industry News, Management, News

Know Yourself: James Rowe – self-development and personal growth challenges

In this second chapter of a seven-part series on the characteristics of effective leadership, South Australian IQA member and Groundwork Plus director James Rowe recounts his experiences of developing leadership credentials in the quarrying industry, as told to mentor Mike Cameron.
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Cattle to rehabilitate English quarries

Cattle grazing has been selected as a means of rehabilitating two quarries on the Isle of Wight in England, bringing multiple benefits to a variety of wildlife.
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Global Quarry Life Award opens for submissions

HeidelbergCement has launched the fifth edition of its Quarry Life Award which aims to promote sustainable quarry management through a global competition with prizes up to €30,000 ($47,160).
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Rare opportunity to acquire a Mudgee-based Dolomite and Limestone quarry

Well known to the quarry industry, the highly regarded Mudgee-based Mudgee Dolomite & Lime (MDL) is up for sale for the first time in 26 years.
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Belgian monks protect beer from quarry expansion

A Belgian chalk quarry has been denied the chance to expand after a group of Trappist monks insisted doing so would risk contaminating spring water used in producing a rare beer.
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NSW quarries and concrete health and safety seminar talks silica

The New South Wales divisions of the IQA and Cement Concrete Aggregates Australia held the recent Quarries & Concrete Health and Safety Seminar, headlined by the NSW Resources Regulator’s Garvin Burns and HeidelbergCement’s Klaus Hormann.
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Performing at your peak: embracing self-improvement

In the construction materials industry, it is not unusual for one to put the needs and demands of the business or organisation above one’s own aspirations, Peter Ambrose explains.
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Modern dump trucks highlight advantages of renting

Since 2005, Delta Rent, a subsidiary of the diversified, turnkey contracting service for urban and industrial landscapes, has certainly seen its equipment grow in size and quantity, and the latest addition to the family is no exception to that mantra.
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Geologists bat for volcanic features as quarry begins remediation plans

A 70-year-old quarry in south-western Victoria has become the centre of a debate: to revegetate, or not to revegetate?
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Expansion proposal added to project priority list

Victoria’s Earth Resources Regulator has approved plans for the expansion of a basalt quarry in the Mount Alexander Shire, 130 kilometres northwest of Melbourne.
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