Metso Outotec merger sets sights on tomorrow

Metso has officially merged its minerals business with Outotec to form a new company with aims to become an industry leader across the minerals, aggregates, metals refining and recycling industries.

Using carbon to reduce the concrete carbon footprint

A recycled alternative aggregate that blends concrete with carbon dioxide may provide a more emissions-friendly solution to regular concrete aggregates.

Engineering prowess: Cone crushers, vibrating screens that offer cutting edge solutions

thyssenkrupp has been at the forefront of providing advanced and reliable machines for the mining industry across the globe. Designed in Germany, the company’s huge selection of single machines and complete quarry-related solutions exhibit the innovative prowess of the company’s engineering abilities.

Landslide management on the east wall of Dubbo Quarry

In 2018-19, rock extraction from Dubbo Quarry’s east wall posed a landslide risk for Alasdair Webb’s team. As Alasdair explains, after extensive preparations to mitigate the hazard, the landslide occurred without injury or equipment damage, and with no interruption to the business.

Metso Outotec merger sets sights on tomorrow

Metso has officially merged its minerals business with Outotec to form a new company with aims to become an industry leader across the minerals, aggregates, metals refining and recycling industries.

Queensland industrial manslaughter offences put into effect

Queensland’s hard-hitting mine and quarry safety laws have become active as of 1 July, with senior officers facing potentially more severe penalties for workplace fatalities.

NSW promotes dust health competency in quarries, mines

The New South Wales Mine Safety Advisory Council is striving to wipe away the threat of dust at mines and quarries through a new awareness campaign, as the state ramps up its crackdown on dust exposure.

Delivering predictive maintenance for exploratory drilling with ifm technology

Cortex Intelligent Systems, a company engaged in automated exploratory drilling, is using ifm technology to remotely control the drill rigs under extremely harsh working conditions, with the collaboration resulting in considerable cost-savings for Cortex’s customers.

Versatile solutions in vibratory feeders, conveyors

Smoother materials handling today relies on an ever evolving suite of vibratory feeders and conveying equipment. Rob Yandrick highlights the customised and advanced designs available to extractive operators that offer precise handling, uninterrupted flow and improved safety.

Metso announces innovative crushing and screening stations

Metso has updated its crushing and screening stations with two modularised variants that aim to deliver lower capital expenditure for mining and quarrying applications.

Small quarrying businesses to instantly write off assets up to $150,000

The Australian Government is encouraging small businesses to buy big after announcing an an extension to its instant asset write-off tax incentive on assets that are individually worth up to $150,000.
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Products

No problem with the curve: Rail running conveyor solutions

Larger quarries are increasingly looking for economical solutions to transporting aggregates from the face to the crushing circuit. A proposed curved rail running conveyor may yet provide an alternative to conventional transport by dump trucks and off-road vehicles.

Satellite-guided navigation technology for pinpoint drilling accuracy

Sandvik’s satellite-based drill rig navigation — TIM3D — allows for vastly superior drilling accuracy and productivity in quarrying applications.

Caterpillar introduces cloud-based tech platform

Caterpillar's MineStar Edge platform is designed to complement its growing range of digital technologies.

Latest Reviews

Ancient continent beneath New Zealand mapped out

Scientists from GNS Science have released interactive maps of Zealandia, an ancient continent beneath the oceans surrounding New Zealand.

Australia to uncover ‘geological potential’ of critical minerals exploration

The Critical Minerals Facilitation Office and Geoscience Australia have announced the development of a web-based critical minerals portal to encourage further exploration as the country moves towards the path of economic recovery.

Mars lava speculation stuck in the mud

A team of European researchers have uncovered evidence that suggests supposed lava flows on the planet Mars were possibly once flows of muddy water.

A geological haven for marine life – but a headache for humans

A pumice stone deposit the size of Manhattan that emerged from underwater volcanoes last year has had both positive and negative effects on its local environment.

Education

A modified version of the Trust Equation

Mike Cameron has previously discussed the Trust Equation, and how it plays a significant role in building an organisational culture of belief and confidence. He applies his own variation of the equation to Australian working conditions.

Key account planning: Establishing the profile of an ‘ideal’ customer

Achieving new sales of your business product or service solutions requires care and finesse, especially in lean times. Mike Cameron explains what makes a ‘good’ customer and how producers can use that profile to achieve mutually beneficial ends.

Holcim announces job vacancy for NSW/ACT General Manager of Aggregates

Holcim is seeking a candidate with strong experience in the aggregates industry to fill a the critical role as General Manager for the aggregates division in NSW/ACT.

Quarries hit virtual classrooms amid COVID-19 lockdown

The Shelly Company has introduced a virtual quarry tour for primary school students in the United States as an alternative method to its hands-on quarry education program.

Coronavirus protection: Tips for aggregates producers

  Coronavirus has undoubtedly taken industries globally by surprise. However, as Kevin Garcia explains, well prepared teams in the aggregates …

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