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Pumice the answer to seabird death mystery

The mysterious deaths of up to three million seabirds in a horrific discovery from 2013 have been partially answered thanks to research from CSIRO.
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Quarry which built ancient city of Smyrna found

A 2000 year old Turkish stone quarry has been discovered in the Aegean province of Izmir, thanks to some four-year surface research.
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Quarry discovery defies previous beliefs on ancient species

A team of researchers have uncovered the secrets of a 93-million-year-old fossil, uncovered just 9 years ago in a Mexican quarry.
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Passing on safety lessons – in the pit and on the water

Editor of Quarry Magazine, Damian Christie, finds his love for sailing akin to the trials of the quarrying industry. As on the high seas, operators across the sector should take extra care in keeping their sites safe, lest they fall to the might of the waves of regulation.
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Geologic tests shed light on the age of megalithic jars

Australian researchers have uncovered the age of the mysteriously noted megalithic jars in Laos.
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Mine regulator refreshes Victorian site rehab process

Earth Resources Regulation has updated the rates used to fund rehabilitation projects in Victorian mines and quarries for the first time since 2010.
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Toowoomba quarry gardens enters pre-planning stage

The Toowoomba region council has begun geotechnical analysis on the proposed site of its Bridge Street Quarry, shining light at the end of a 20-year tunnel to get the plans off the ground.
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Pilbara chert the key to life on Mars

  The search for life on Mars has taken a huge step forward, with NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance touching down …
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CCAA: COVID-safe construction essential to Australia’s recovery

  Ken Slattery, the chief executive officer of the peak body for Australia’s heavy construction materials industry, has warned in …
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Stonehenge bluestone origin a step closer

  The original location of Stonehenge has been pinpointed to a Welsh hillside, a study published by Cambridge University Press …
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Mineral from Mars found in Antarctic ice

Researchers in Antarctica have stumbled upon traces of jarosite, a mineral commonly found on Mars, which might confirm theories suggesting there is water on the red planet.