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Ausrocks, established in 1995, is a company specialising in the consulting and design aspects of quarrying, underground and surface mining as well as civil drill and blast for construction. Australian owned, the company operates from Geebung, 20 minutes from Brisbane's CBD.
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"Ausrocks aims to provide specialised consultancy services of the highest possible standard to meet the ever-changing dynamic needs of the Quarrying, Mining and Tunnelling industries."

- Alan Robertson

Ausrocks, established in 1995, is a company specialising in quarry design, quarry geotechnical assessment (with Associates), valuations, quarry marketing, resource assessment (with Associates), sand projects (dry mining and dredging), drill and blast design, Measure While Drilling (MWD) assessment, specialised civil excavation design (surface and underground), quarry blasting design, preparation of Development Applications and application of a wide range of unique consulting skills in metals and industrial minerals. Australian owned, the company operates from Sumner Park, in Brisbane, 20 minutes from the CBD. 

Alan Robertson, Director of Ausrocks, has over 30 years of experience in the Mining, Quarrying and Tunnelling industries. In May 2006, Coffey Mining purchased TIP and Alan became a Principal Mining Engineer, consulting on open cut mining and quarry projects throughout Australia. In September 2008, he resigned from Coffey Mining and joined AVKO Mining, an Australian – owned underground and surface mining and civil contracting company as a Consultant, through his company, Ausrocks Pty Ltd (Ausrocks). In mid – 2009 Alan formed the AVKO Mining Quarry Consulting Group and on February 1st 2010 Ausrocks, by mutual agreement, took over the consulting arm of AVKO Mining which Ausrocks had developed.

Six years on from its inception Alan has passed the torch on to Senior Engineer Carl Morandy, who takes over as Managing Director, but Alan is still directly involved on a day to day basis. They are supported by Mining Engineer Dale Brown, Senior Town Planner Wendy Wood, Senior Environmental Engineer Bill Taylor, and Technical Officer Nick Virisheff. 

Ausrocks is a long time supporter of the University of Queensland’s School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, and regularly employs students from the university to help them gain much needed work experience and industry exposure.


The tradition of a newsletter stems from Director Alan Robertson's time at Tennent, Isokangas Pty Ltd which produced TIP's Tips - technical tips for mining and quarrying industry. Past Newsletters can be found in pdf format below.

The Newsletters are published at the beginning of each quarter (well, we try to!).