Mike Cooper: Humble but hard-working

Well renowned in the industry over many decades, past IQA Awards recipient Mike Cooper is not one for attention-seeking or fame – but he is definitely a proponent for hard, yet rewarding work. He spoke to Henry Ballard. 

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.

Mike Cooper: Humble but hard-working

Well renowned in the industry over many decades, past IQA Awards recipient Mike Cooper is not one for attention-seeking or fame – but he is definitely a proponent for hard, yet rewarding work. He spoke to Henry Ballard. 

Loads of loyalty, comfort factors in partnership

As operators can spend considerable time in their vehicles, Volvo CE ensures its construction equipment has enough creature comforts to have them looking forward to the day ahead every day. Quarry spoke to two such professionals to gather what it’s like working with Volvo CE gear. 

Regional QLD seeks tech savvy quarry ranger applicants

Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has begun accepting applicants for the quarry-specific roles of Forest Ranger and Forest Ranger in Charge, working in the Atherton and Emerald regions.

Construction almost maintains record activity

The Australian performance of construction index lost 2.7 points from March's record highs, yet April 2021 still saw all four segments indicate continued growth.

Lafarge no more: Holcim stakeholders approve name change

LafargeHolcim has confirmed at its annual general meeting that its name will be reduced to Holcim, as proposed to stakeholders on the 15th of April 2021.

3D printed concrete could be the future of construction

Engineers from Brunel University in London have embarked on a three-year project to develop 3D-printed interlocking building blocks using recycled building waste materials.

Process, prowess, and power for premium rock breaking

While businesses can risk rushing into buying the biggest, bulkiest breakers in hopes of harnessing unnecessary amounts of power, better businesses will understand that power will not work alone without prowess. Montabert breakers can provide the best of both worlds.

High-tech crushers make grade for plant hire group

A trio of tracked crushers, working to very different goals and in varying environments, are making their mark in the North Queensland contract crushing and demolition markets. 

Extracting ferrous metals with magnet range

As a dealer of mobile crushing, screening, recycling, and conveying equipment, it is no surprise that Tricon Equipment also has a range of conveyor magnets.
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Reliable detonator firing sequence

Any detonator may miss an occasional fire command or two due to noise or interference, which results in a misfire. Issuing simple and redundant fire commands raises the risk of timing offset in the blast array.

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.

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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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.

Awards ambassador urges more women to seek recognition for effort

In 2021, Quarry is partnering with various Prime Creative Media titles to acknowledge exceptional women for their leadership, innovation and commitment to their sectors.

Bacteria the key to sustainable copper

A team of researchers from both Texas and Brazil have collaborated to release a paper called “Copper Mining Bacteria: Converting toxic copper ions into a stable single atom copper”.

Why quarrying fares well in inclusion, diversity stakes

  With the national dialogue in the past few months having centred around the safety and respect of women in …

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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.

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.

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.

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.

A breath of fresh air with the right data

  Clean air is one of the most basic and fundamental expectations for quality of life. As Roger Cudmore and …