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The sandstone-constructed Ross Bridge, flanked by the village’s Uniting Church building. Photo courtesy of exploroz.com

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Historic site to become tourist drawcard

A disused Tasmanian sandstone quarry could become a major tourist attraction with an injection of state funds. Read more »
An artist’s impression of a lunar extractive operation. Image courtesy of NASA.

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Extractive know-how sought for lunar missions

A CSIRO space roadmap has cited Australia’s extractive industrial expertise among the sectors to be tapped for unlocking future growth opportunities in space. Read more »
Councillors recently discussed with the Queensland Government the findings of the feasibility study report on the disused Bridge Street Quarry in Toowoomba (pictured).

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Cabinet, council mull over quarry project

A feasibility study to upgrade a century-old disused quarry was discussed by Queensland Government cabinet ministers when they visited Toowoomba in mid-September. Read more »
The Damon Memorial building today. The Oxblood red of the sandstone has faded over time.

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The granite mine that failed to strike gold

A mystery about the possible presence of gold veins in granite used for a memorial building in the 19th century may have been solved 130 years later. Read more »
The disused Bridge Street Quarry in Toowoomba was on the list of trade opportunities discussed on a week-long trade mission to New Zealand by a 70-strong Toowoomba Regional Council delegation.

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Trade mission highlights gardens project

Converting a century-old disused quarry into a botanical gardens modelled on a New Zealand tourist attraction has figured prominently in an international trade mission. Read more »
The Hornsby Quarry spoil management project (pictured) was recently in danger of collapse after boundary changes put the local council into deficit.

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Transformation project salvaged after hiccup

A project to transform a historic disused New South Wales quarry into a premier parkland is back on track, after state funds “compensated” for the shrinking of a local council. Read more »
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 quarry industry is benefiting from the historical Victorian Parliament House building’s makeover.

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Iconic stone restoration project moves into next phase

Stone from two local quarries is being used to restore Victoria’s iconic Parliament House, with the role of the industry in the 10-year-plus project being heralded by the legislative establishment. Read more »
Fossils that were found in a quarry in the 20th century have recently been identified as a new species of reptile over 200 million years old.

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200 million year old species found in quarry

Fossilised remains discovered in an idle limestone pit in Wales nearly 70 years ago have recently been identified as a new species of ancient reptile. Read more »
A blast at a Boral quarry in Victoria was recently described as a minor earthquake.

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Routine quarry blast mistaken for earthquake

A controlled blast at a basalt quarry in Ballarat, Victoria was recently mistaken for an earthquake by federal body Geoscience Australia. 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 »
Academics at the ATSE/ISF symposium on legacy mines have urged the mining industry to improve its record on abandoned sites.

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Academia puts ‘legacy’ challenge to industry

An independent Australian organisation has concluded a conference on the environmental legacy of the mining industry, and discussed how the sector can ‘step up’ the management of abandoned mines. Read more »


 


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