Pit & Quarry University

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P&Q University Lesson 11- Loadout, Weighing & On-Road Hauling

October 7, 2015By

Loadout within any pit or quarry operation is an important stage that needs to be well designed and […]

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P&Q University Lesson 10- Conveying & Material Handling

September 25, 2015By

Today’s fully automated material-handling systems are cost-efficient and on-target when building stockpiles in any desired volume or configuration […]

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P&Q University Lesson 9- Washing & Classifying

September 10, 2015By

Materials engineers constantly strive to improve concrete and bituminous mixes and road bases, and clean aggregate is a […]

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P&Q University Lesson 8- Screening

August 10, 2015By

Aggregate material is separated into sizes through the use of screens. In most crushed-stone operations, this process occurs […]

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P&Q University Lesson 7- Crushing & Secondary Breaking

August 5, 2015By

In the quarry, crushing is handled in four potential stages: primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary. The reduction of […]

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P&Q University Lesson 6- Off-Road Hauling

July 19, 2015By

In most aggregate operations, off-highway trucks provide the production link between the loading face in the pit and […]

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P&Q University Lesson 4- Drilling & Blasting

June 26, 2015By

The initial production steps in a quarry operation – drilling and blasting ­– can significantly impact the productivity […]

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P&Q University Lesson 3- Geology

June 10, 2015By

Humans have used rocks for millions of years, and these rocks are geologically classified according to characteristics such […]

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