Surface crawler rig provides alternative for the local market

RTDrill has unveiled its latest down the hole (DTH) hammer drill rig, the RTD32, which is now available across Australia through CRAM.

Stonehenge bluestone origin a step closer

  The original location of Stonehenge has been pinpointed to a Welsh hillside, a study published by Cambridge University Press …

Metso Outotec enhances on-site employee skillsets

Metso Outotec has announced its global training certification program for its field services professionals, which include employees operating at quarry sites.

SA safety authority redefines mine managers regulations

  SafeWork South Australia has announced that effective from 2021, additional mine manager competency requirements now apply for quarry professionals.

Surface crawler rig provides alternative for the local market

RTDrill has unveiled its latest down the hole (DTH) hammer drill rig, the RTD32, which is now available across Australia through CRAM.

How sustainable surface water management can help quarries go green

  The commercial viability of an extractive project, such as a quarry, does not need to be at odds with …

Victorian quarry production shows slight boost

Victoria’s quarry industry has maintained steady production volume and sales in 2020, according to Earth Resources Regulation‘s 2019-20 annual statistics report.

Tasmanian Government to introduce waste levy

The Tasmanian Government is planning to install a waste levy on landfill by November 2021.

WK-60 scales up capabilities

  On Board Weighing’s WK-60 wheel loader scale range enhances payload measurement capabilities by giving operators real time analysis of …

Recycled rubber used for concrete

  RMIT University researchers have created a new technology to produce sustainable concrete using recycled rubber and construction waste. 

Innovation, automation and teamwork delivers enhanced performance at Mount Morgans

  A nine-strong fleet of Epiroc drill rigs is creating increased productivity and both financial and environmental savings for a …
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NSW launches taskforce to boost construction materials manufacturing

A new Manufacturing Renewables Taskforce aims to drive the use of New South Wales materials and support local manufacturers.

VRX Silica locks in silica sand mining leases

VRX Silica has been granted mining leases for its Arrowsmith North and Arrowsmith Central silica sand projects in Western Australia.

Measuring, surveying instrument brand celebrates 100th anniversary

Founded in Japan in 1920 under the name ‘Sokkisha’, Sokkia this year has marked its 100th year of manufacturing survey …

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Stonehenge bluestone origin a step closer

  The original location of Stonehenge has been pinpointed to a Welsh hillside, a study published by Cambridge University Press …

Mineral from Mars found in Antarctic ice

Researchers in Antarctica have stumbled upon traces of jarosite, a mineral commonly found on Mars, which might confirm theories suggesting there is water on the red planet.

Geological treasure map may be hiding in Hobart library

  The Mornington Core Library in Hobart, Tasmania is providing mineral explorers with an opportunity to uncover the state’s mineral …

Icy past of Mars revealed

Planet Mars had between six to 20 ice ages in the course of 300-800 million years, a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences (PNAS) has found.

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Victorian Government encourages STEM training for women

  The Victorian Government is seeking to engage more women to work in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) jobs …

Historic granite quarry exhibition held in Eurobodalla

A photographic exhibition showing the history of Eurobodalla's granite quarries is on display at the Eurobodalla Libraries in New South Wales.

The Johari Window model: A feedback model of self-awareness

  The Johari Window model is a psychological test that sets out to improve self-awareness and relations within a group …

SA safety authority launches variations to mine managers regulations

  SafeWork South Australia has announced that effective from 2021, it will introduce additional mine manager competency requirements for quarry …

Slate quarry strike reaches 120-year anniversary

The Great Penrhyn Strike at the Penrhyn Quarry in the town of Bethesda, Wales lasted three years from 22 November, 1900, with a new tour retelling the story of what occurred.