By: Steve Lussing
The jury is still out for most readers on the true natural origins of oil in our own planet's crust but there is supporting evidence that oil is continuing to be produced through the digestion of portions of the ferrite substrata by a kind of...
By: Allan Taylor
Gem Materials of Mexico and GuatemalaOpals:Mexico is famous for its "Fire Opal", which is a type of opal rarely found in Australia. It is defined as a transparent to translucent stone with an orange to red body color which may or may not show a...
By: Lucie Shores
Just as its first foreign inhabitants, the natural features of Australia are both famous and infamous. From the lush coastal inlets where prisoners first landed, through thousands of miles of outback, over half the continent is preserved in desolation. Larger than Europe, about half of...
By: Mark Walker
By any measure, Australia is one of the world's wealthiest countries in mineral and fuel resources. Mining contributes around 5.6% to Australia's gross domestic product, and minerals make up 35% of Australia's exports. Within its lands lie the world's largest zinc, lead, nickel, uranium...
By: CE Wynn
Australia is a unique country. Due to its size there is a huge diversity of geographical features and climates. Although settled much later then European countries, it was its harsh climate and tuff terrain that kept this wonderful country untouched for so long. There is...
By: Eve Redstone
Australia is the size of Europe and embraces many different climates, making it a land of contrasts. These contrasts can be seen in the wide variety of natural features that are available to enthrall visitors from overseas, and from other parts of Australia.ULURUUluru is...
By: Suzette Harris
If you think of Australia, what comes to mind? For most people it will be Ayres rock, as it seems to be the most publicized land feature to come from Aussie.Did you know that Australia has a lot of features that you never hear...
By: R.L Hanlon
Whether it's sun, surf and the finest beaches in the world, ski slopes that rival those of Switzerland, tropical rainforests that are inspiring or rock formations that are eerie, Australia is where you'll find them.Nestled among the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, friendly...
By: Chris Visco
Geology science projects for middle school students? I know, a volcano, let's build a volcano! As a geology teacher, let me plead with all of you, No more exploding volcanoes! There are lots of great activities that can be done. SOIL BACKGROUND: Often referred to...
By: Chris Visco
Rock tumbling is a great hobby, especially for kids. It is not too expensive but it is very noisy!WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU NEED? A rotary tumbler. This is basically a drum which turns round and round to polish your stones.HOW DOES IT WORK...

 

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