Blackhead Quarries carried out blasting at our Skyline Quarry in May this year, with 17,000 benched cubic metres (BCM) of rock blasted, which will give access to around 44,000 tonnes of material. Blasts are carried out each year at Skyline to access the rock required for the following 12 months’ roading programme.

An assortment of roading aggregates are produced from the shot rock. The products include pit run used as a base course for forest roads, to high-quality crushed materials ranging from AP100 down to AP20. Wenita will use most of the rock extracted from Skyline Quarry (about 40,000 tonnes) on our own forestry roads this year, and the rest will be sold for use outside the forests.