Australia has long been at the forefront of limestone quarrying, with the rock used in everything from environmental sustainability to construction.
Geologist Greg Thomson takes a step back in time to examine the history of what we know today as yellow block sandstone, or Hawkesbury Sandstone.
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.
Pit optimisation studies are useful for not only identifying a given resource, but insight into the best sequences for extraction. Jackie Gauntlett from Cement & Aggregate Consulting (Cemagg) explains some of the processes necessary to derive the most value from the resource and also make significant savings in time and investment.
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.