Adbri extends lime contract with South32 to 2029

Adbri will exclusively supply lime to South32’s Worsley Aluminia refinery in Western Australia for a further five years.

Federal Government launches $600m Recycling Modernisation Fund

  The new Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF) announced by the Federal Government will support recycling infrastructure for sorting, processing and …

Adbri extends lime contract with South32 to 2029

Adbri will exclusively supply lime to South32’s Worsley Aluminia refinery in Western Australia for a further five years.

Proposed quarry to supply basalt in Victoria

Conundrum Holdings has submitted an application for its North Central Quarry in Victoria to the Mitchell Shire Council.

Former UK quarry becomes Star Wars set piece

  Local residents have knocked Disney for allowing an abandoned quarry to be transformed into a filmset for the company’s …

Load scales offer measured approach

A major recycled aggregates company has adopted a forward-thinking on-board weighing system for more accurate measurements and improved efficiencies.

VRX Silica closes in on offtake partner

An Australian-based sand miner has maintained strong interest from its silica sand customers after shipping samples in early December 2020.

Norwegian quarry rolls out autonomous vehicles

Automation systems specialist Steer Tech will develop technology for an autonomous dump truck fleet at a Norwegian quarry under a new contract.

Oxbotica to launch autonomous vehicle software

Oxbotica has announced it will accelerate its worldwide deployment of autonomous software for heavy industries after being backed by a suite of global investors.

Crushing and screening contract awarded for Sunshine Coast quarries

  Black Cat Civil has received an $8.5 million contract for work at the Image Flat and Dulong quarries on …

Crawler excavator combines performance, flexibility for bulk materials contractor

  A European civil construction company has upgraded to a next generation crawler excavator to fulfil contract work for a …
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Slate quarry strike reaches 120-year anniversary


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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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  Geoscientists from the University of Sydney have uncovered why Eastern Australia has been dotted with hundreds of ancient volcanoes.

Mars megafloods uncovered by geologists

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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 …

Belt cleaning: just deal with it

Why expend any time or effort into cleaning the conveyor belt when it’s only going to become dirty again? As Bradley Owen of Kinder Australia explains, producers that pay close attention to the belt will be able to employ a range of belt cleaning solutions that are cost-effective and enhance the belt’s efficiency.

Tackling planning challenges to bring new quarries to life

Paul Stewart and Garrett Hall argue the extractive industry will have to be more proactive and consultative in the planning of new quarries if it is to satisfactorily meet the conflicting demands of construction materials supply and environmental responsibility.

Komatsu Australia MD to deliver live address on inclusion, diversity to IQs worldwide

The 2020 IQ Caernarfon Award recipient Sean Taylor will be presenting on his company's Say Again? campaign to all Institute of Quarrying branches across the globe in a live webinar on 9 November.