LafargeHolcim to put rebranding to a vote

The world’s largest producer of cement, LafargeHolcim, has proposed to change its name, if only slightly.

Adelaide quarries to give beaches new life

The South Australian Government will transport 250,000 cubic metres of quarried sand to Adelaide’s West Beach, in the first step to replenishing the 10-year desolate shorefront.

LafargeHolcim to put rebranding to a vote

The world’s largest producer of cement, LafargeHolcim, has proposed to change its name, if only slightly.

Construction giant gets tick of approval following USG Boral sale

Industrial services and media giant Seven Group Holdings has once again increased its stake in Boral, upping its ownership past one fifth of the company to 22.984 per cent.

Meeting global silica demand, thanks to Indigenous miners

Metallica Minerals silica sands mine in Queensland’s far north has been recognised for its Indigenous employment and production results.

Metso Outotec enlists fresh distributor for screen media

Metso Outotec has strengthened its reach in the screen media market, signing a distribution contract with Advanced Engineering Group.

Seven characteristics of effective leadership

In the first part of a new educational series, Mike Cameron discusses the qualities and traits of “Emerging Leaders” in organisations and what makes them qualified to not only manage other people but have complete confidence and assurance in themselves.

The pros and cons of cone crusher applications

John Flynn, of Terex Jaques, explains that quarries have numerous factors to consider when selecting cone crushers to create quality aggregate products.

Crushing contractor tops up fleet with mobile jaws

Milbrae Quarries, a family-run quarrying and mining services business, has expanded on the local contract crushing market – bolstered by the acquisition of two primary mobile jaw crushers suited to large-scale quarrying and mining operations. Damian Christie reports.

Collaborative blast optimisation in a limestone mine

Boral’s largest mining operation in southern NSW has collaborated with Orica on the testing of bulk explosives.

Hillhead Digital livestream platform a ‘huge success’

The inaugural Hillhead Digital event saw almost 5000 virtual visitors over the two-day event at the end of March.
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Biennial exhibition postponed but Hillhead Digital stays on schedule

While the United Kingdom’s annual Hillhead exhibition will be postponed for the second year running due to COVID-19, Hillhead Digital will go ahead this March the 30th and 31st.

Sizing and gaining the most from your mining excavators and haulers

Tips to help you properly size your haulers and excavators, plus ways to ensure you are getting the most of the construction machines you run each day.

Integrated machine control bolsters hazardous rock face

When New Zealand contractor Fulton Hogan was awarded a contract to remediate a steep, unstable rock face overlooking the Port of Otago, it faced a number of challenges to deliver the project safely, within a tight budget, and in a highly visible location.

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Pumice the answer to seabird death mystery

The mysterious deaths of up to three million seabirds in a horrific discovery from 2013 have been partially answered thanks to research from CSIRO.

Quarry which built ancient city of Smyrna found

A 2000 year old Turkish stone quarry has been discovered in the Aegean province of Izmir, thanks to some four-year surface research.

Quarry discovery defies previous beliefs on ancient species

A team of researchers have uncovered the secrets of a 93-million-year-old fossil, uncovered just 9 years ago in a Mexican quarry.

Passing on safety lessons – in the pit and on the water

Editor of Quarry Magazine, Damian Christie, finds his love for sailing akin to the trials of the quarrying industry. As on the high seas, operators across the sector should take extra care in keeping their sites safe, lest they fall to the might of the waves of regulation.

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Hillhead Digital announces conference streams for 2021

Hillhead digital has announced a two-day programme for its New Horizons - Building the Recovery conference, as the free online exhibition ramps up at the end of March.

Mine regulator refreshes Victorian site rehab process

Earth Resources Regulation has updated the rates used to fund rehabilitation projects in Victorian mines and quarries for the first time since 2010.

Statewide inspection blitz to ensure safety for all quarries

Teams of inspectors will be arriving unannounced at large quarries across Victoria this month following an electric shock incident last September.

As heatwaves become more extreme, which jobs are riskiest?

  Heat is more dangerous than the cold in most Australian regions. About two per cent of deaths in Australia …

Pilbara chert the key to life on Mars

  The search for life on Mars has taken a huge step forward, with NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance touching down …