Reducing piles through better blasting

All too often blasting is undertaken with little regard for the geological conditions and the wrong type of explosives are used, resulting in blast piles higher than the actual face. Ian Thomas explains why a more scientific ? and efficient - approach is needed in the blasting process.
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CMIC12 call for abstracts

The Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) and Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia (CCAA) are hosting the Construction Materials Industry Conference in 2012 (CMIC12) at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from 19 to 22 September. Abstract submissions will be accepted until late March.
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Manufacturing sand for a low carbon era

A research program being undertaken by a Cardiff University engineering department has clearly demonstrated that good quality sand can be manufactured from surplus crusher dust and used as a replacement for natural sand. Diane Gardner, Martins Pilegis and Bob Lark explain.
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