While modern quarrying is a hot topic, University of Wyoming researchers and Wyoming’s state archaeologist have looked 13,000 years into the past to discover an ancient mine in the eastern part of the state.
Researchers from Queensland and Geneva have used samples from one of Vale’s largest iron ore sites to repurpose mineral waste while alleviating the global sand crisis.
Queenslanders have been given the chance to pick their favourite fossil to add to Queensland’s nine official emblems.
Curtin University researchers have used Drone technology to study the potential of mining asteroids as a source of rare elements, following the successful discovery of a meteorite in Western Australia.
Researchers from Curtin University have studied the age of sand granules to understand more about the Earth’s ancient history than ever before.
Researchers from Monash University have explored the 550-million-year formation of an Indigenous sacred site – Uluru – in the Northern Territory. Their findings uncovered a history of mountain ranges, tectonic movement, an inland ocean and a supercontinent.
Swiss archaeologists have found a 1600-year-old Roman amphitheatre that was built into an even older abandoned quarry, dating it as the youngest amphitheatre in the Roman Empire.
Museums Victoria has announced the official state fossil emblem for Victoria following a public vote: a car-sized amphibian from the South Gippsland region resembling a newt-crocodile combination.
Researchers from the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom have uncovered how prehistoric plankton played a part in the formation of Earth’s greatest mountain ranges.
A natural clay mineral has been identified as a potential fix for a major carbon emitter, reducing pollution while providing a new end use for this quarried material.