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A UK resident is working ‘tooth and nail’ to uncover the location of a quarry where a prehistoric hippo tooth was discovered.

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Further digging needed for fossil location

Mystery surrounds the original location of a prized fossilised hippo tooth that was purportedly discovered in a UK quarry in 1958. Read more »
The surface of Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit for its F1 Grand Prix derives from the same greywacke aggregate being studied to understand how life could occur on other planets.

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Formula One aggregates point to life on Mars

Rocks that originated from a quarry in England’s south-west are currently being studied to help scientists understand how life could occur on other planets. Read more »
The art deco Empire Theatre, in Toowoomba, was a “welcome change from the usual cold and uninviting convention centres”.

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Toowoomba meeting showcases growth, new talent

IQA has hailed its 60th annual conference in Toowoomba as a great success that showcased the region’s infrastructure growth and utilised local support and talent. Damian Christie highlights the key moments. Read more »
Bowers Quarry is located in England’s southern coast and will host a monument dedicated to biodiversity. Image courtesy: Albion Stone.

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Tourist attraction to open on active site

More than a decade after being approved, an innovative tourist monument is set to open at a stone quarry and mine site in 2020. Read more »
Archaeologists have discovered evidence that shows how the Egyptians built the Great Pyramid of Giza in approximately 2600 BC. Image courtesy: The Daily Mail.

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Ancient scroll highlights pyramid construction

An ancient papyrus scroll recently discovered in Egypt is believed to have revealed how ancient Egyptians transported limestone to build the Great Pyramid of Giza. Read more »
Two workers scale the cliffs of the quarry to remove any clutter that could harm quarry workers. Image courtesy: The New York Times.

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History of marble brought to light

The demand for marble currently fuelled by the Middle East has brought the rich back story of the marble-producing quarries of Italy back into the spotlight. Read more »
A fossilised dinosaur skeleton was recently discovered in a quarry factory in the UK. Image courtesy: Express Digest.

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Routine factory visit digs up dinosaur bones

Fossils of an ‘extremely rare’ dinosaur skeleton believed to be up to 132 million years old have recently been unearthed at a building materials factory in the UK. Read more »
The disused quarry site lies underneath the city of Paris. Image courtesy: The Guardian.

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New life in ‘dead’ underground quarries

According to reports, 300km of underground tunnels and disused quarries could play a significant role in Paris’s re-development plans. Read more »
Around 90 sites, each containing up to 400 vessels, make up the Plain of Jars.

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Drones used to study ancient quarries

Archaeologists from Australia have been using drones to remotely study ancient quarries close to a mysterious place of ancient historic interest in Laos known as the Plain of Jars. Read more »
A commercial law academic contends that the proposed mining of planets and asteroids by corporate entities would be in contravention of international law.

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US ‘asteroid act’ opens ethical can of worms

The extractive industry is another step closer to the “final frontier” – since the US Congress passed a law permitting the commercial mining of asteroids. Read more »
The Icelandic capital of Reykjavik today.

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Elves blamed for mishaps after road clearing work

A sacred rock in Iceland that highway workers had buried in debris from a mudslide had to be unearthed after it purportedly angered a race of mythical elves. Read more »
Marble from the Carrara quarries has been used for such classic works of art as Michelangelo’s David.

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Fears for famed Italian marble quarries

The quarries that produced the marble for Michelangelo’s David statue have become a source of conflict in their native Italy. Read more »


 

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