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Precious metals like platinum are in abundance in asteroids.

Vision for asteroid mining

After bits and pieces of information appearing over the past few weeks, the whole story to mine near-earth asteroids was revealed by Planetary Resources at a media conference in the US. The company intends to launch its first spacecraft within two years. Read more »
Before - the disused quarry that is to be a five star hotel complex.

‘Groundscraper’ closer to reality

A five-star luxury hotel complex will be built in a disused 100m deep quarry pit at the foot of the Tianmashan mountain, 45 kilometres southwest of Shanghai, China. Preparations for the new development commenced in March. Read more »
Aaron Bonanno. Photo: Sydney Morning Herald.

Take me to the moon

Basalt from a Kulnura quarry on New South Wales’ central coast is taking a young Australian university student to California to present his research at the American Society for Civil Engineers at the Earth and Space 2012 conference. Read more »
Processed Taconite pellets as used in the steelmaking industry, with a US quarter shown for scale.

T is for Taconite

After visiting Sunset Crater last issue, Bill Langer reaches the T-junction of his whirlwind road trip of A-Z quarrying terms. Read more »

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