Those eager to strike it rich can look no further than new findings from the Geological Survey of Victoria, which reveal all that glitters in the state may indeed be gold.
Knowing what’s in the ground
Having a clear idea about the quantity and quality of the rock, or sand, on your site is fundamental to maximising value and reducing risk, Eltirus founder Steve Franklin writes.
Move over, concrete. “StarCrete” is here.
Scientists have ‘cooked up’ a revolutionary new material dubbed “StarCrete” that may be used, some day, in building homes on Mars.
Limestone: The true multi-use rock
Australia has long been at the forefront of limestone quarrying, with the rock used in everything from environmental sustainability to construction.
Hawkesbury sandstone: a journey
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.
Is ore-sand the answer to sand shortage?
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 to vote on fossil emblem
Queenslanders have been given the chance to pick their favourite fossil to add to Queensland’s nine official emblems.
Meteor mining unlocks solar system secrets: Curtin
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.
Zircon answers the age old question: Curtin
Researchers from Curtin University have studied the age of sand granules to understand more about the Earth’s ancient history than ever before.
Undertaking resource optimisation in your quarry
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.