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Explore the different types of minerals inside rocks. See that most rock-forming minerals are made up of just two common elements. Discover that most minerals are made up of the same basic building blocks put together in different ways, and that this can explain some of their properties.
See how geology can tell us a story about how Earth has changed over time, as well as help predict natural disasters and save lives. Find out how geology can help you understand the world around you even when you are at the beach.
Discover the activities deep within the Earth that could seriously impact life on Earth far into the future. Watch this video to find out about the sources of the Earth's own heat. Dr Karl explains clearly just what is below the Earth's surface and what is happening there. As well, he talks about changes in the Sun and ...
Follow geologists as they explore the rocks that lie beneath the Earth's surface. When possible, geologists explore caves in person. Other times they choose to drill or dig. See the devices they use to scan the terrain before they even start drilling or digging.
Watch how resources are dug out of the ground and used in the construction of materials all around us. Discover how we rely on geology and the extraction of Earth's mineral and petrochemical products in our daily lives.
Understand how geologists can build a picture of the past that helps us to solve environmental problems such as soil salinity and to discover resources such as coal and oil. See how geology reveals problems with soil in farming areas. Watch how coal, oil and natural gas are formed underground, and how geologists identify ...
Discover the main rock types and how they are formed. Find out about the rock cycle and how the Earth is constantly re-forming rocks. Find out what you can learn about the history of a rock from looking at its crystal composition and patterns.
Interactive Maps is a discovery and exploration view of Geoscience Australia's geospatial services. Maps are organised under the following themes: Australian Marine Spatial Information System (AMSIS); Earth observation and satellite imagery, National location information; Geology and geophysics; Hazards; Marine and coastal; ...