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Geologists used computer modelling to identify the two-phase uplift that created Australia’s highest mountain range.

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Mystery of highest Aussie mountain solved

New research has identified the two geological events that formed Australia’s highest mountain range. Read more »
A chainsaw blade tipped with diamond cutting segments is one of the tools used to quarry Portland dimension stone. Image courtesy: <em>Dorset Echo.</em>

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Urban encroachment doesn’t stop quarry

An innovative underground quarry operation has allowed valuable dimension stone to be extracted while urban life continues above. Read more »
Lake Purdilla is estimated to contain 87 million tonnes of gypsum with 91 per cent purity.

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Gypsum deposit offers high quarry potential

An exploration company is seeking an operator to quarry what is said to be a state’s largest undeveloped gypsum deposit. Read more »
An ancient sand resource has been discovered at Stoney Pinch Quarry.

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Quarry uncovers potential sand jackpot

A quarry operator has discovered an ancient sand resource at its site, which could potentially provide an economic boost for the region. Read more »
Mr Uglyrock is now enjoying a new lease of life as a “Barre breakwater” at the Port of Oswego on Lake Ontario in New York State. Image courtesy: Harry Hart, North East Materials Group.

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Toobig Uglyrock – An interview

Concluding his year-long chronicle of the history of the city of Barre and Barre granite, Bill Langer decides the last word should come directly from the source’s mouth … Read more »


 


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