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01 February 2007 | Others
By Dr Danielle Schreve, Royal Holloway University of London In 2002 an ancient river meander channel filled with fossil bones and flint artefacts was revealed during aggregates quarrying by...
Tagged in: Archaeology
01 November 2006 | Others
Dull outside but brilliant indoorsThe Annual Conference 2006 was hosted by the Devon & Cornwall branch at the Palace Hotel, Torquay, on 5–6 October. The venue is the former palace of the...
01 November 2006 | Others
by Dr Jenni Chambers, Birmingham Archaeology, The Institute of Archeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham Over the last two decades sand and gravel extraction by Smiths Concrete at...
01 November 2006 | Others
by James Rose, Department of Geology, Royal Holloway University of London The Bytham river was the largest river in England until its valley was overridden by the ice sheets of the Anglian...
Tagged in: Archaeology
01 November 2006 | Others
by Andy J. Howard, The Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, The University of Birmingham Over the last 400,000 years, the river Trent and its ancestral predecessors have laid down great...
01 November 2006 | Others
The hidden benefits of extraction It is time to celebrate one of the little appreciated but fundamentally important contributions that quarrying makes to science and society. Sand and gravel...
Tagged in: Archaeology
03 April 2006 | Others
A brief preview of some the plant and equipment that will be on display at this year’s showLater this month (24–29 April) Intermat 2006, France’s triennial international exhibition of equipment,...
Tagged in: Intermat
01 November 2005 | Others
A report on the proceedings of The Institute of Quarrying’s annual conference symposiumIt was the turn of the Midlands branch to host the 2005 annual conference at the Coventry Hilton Hotel...
01 July 2005 | Others
Sunshine and success at Hillhead 2005For three gloriously warm sunny days in June Tarmac Central’s Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, Derbyshire, once again became the focal point for the international...
Tagged in: Hillhead
02 May 2005 | Others
Communications consultant Heikki Harri reports on North America’s triennial construction equipment trade show, which took place in Las Vegas from 15–19 March 2005.Despite mixed feelings about the...
Tagged in: Conexpo-Con/Agg
01 November 2004 | Others
A report on the proceedings of The Institute of Quarrying's annual conference symposiumThe annual conference 2004 was hosted by the North Wales branch in the splendid Carden Park Hotel near...
02 August 2004 | Others
Review of a two-day conference hosted by Sarajevo University on minerals planning, mining and quarrying in the growth sector of Eastern EuropeBy Chris Norman, West Lothian CouncilSadly, to many...
Tagged in: coalEastern Europe
02 August 2004 | Others
David Brewer, director general of Coalpro, assesses the markets and production prospects for UK surface and deep-mined coalFor the first time in many years the economic situation is looking brighter...
Tagged in: coalCoalpro
03 May 2004 | Others
World’s biggest construction fair celebrates its 50th anniversary in styleGermany’s triennial Bauma construction exhibition celebrated its golden jubilee in style earlier this year with yet another...
Tagged in: Bauma
03 November 2003 | Others
A report on The Institute of Quarrying's annual conference held in NewportThe 2003 annual conference was the first occasion on which the conference had been hosted by the South Wales branch and...